Expert claims Jackson doctor unqualified
Michael Jackson’s doctor was not qualified to treat the singer for insomnia or drug addiction and botched resuscitation efforts, an expert cardiologist testifying for the singer’s mother told a jury.
Dr. Daniel Wohlgelernter said he reached his conclusion after reviewing the credentials of Conrad Murray, who was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s 2009 death.
Wohlgelernter testified during a lawsuit filed by Katherine Jackson claiming Murray was negligently hired by concert promoter AEG Live LLC to care for the pop star.
Attorneys for both sides told the panel last week that Michael Jackson suffered from longstanding prescription drug addiction issues.
Wohlgelernter said Murray had no formal training on how to treat such problems, and the former cardiologist was not qualified to administer the powerful anesthetic that killed Jackson.
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