Michael Jackson’s father plans to sue Dr. Conrad Murray, above, in connection with the pop star’s death.
TMZ has learned doctors who worked on Michael Jackson at the UCLA Medical Center ran two EKGs on the singer, and at least one doctor who interpreted the results claims there was heart rhythmic activity both times.
Furthermore, sources tell TMZ Dr. Conrad Murray insists he was able to restart Jackson’s heart at the singer’s home before paramedics arrived and then maintained heart activity in the ambulance.
Dr. Murray’s evaluation contradicts paramedics at the scene who wanted to take Jackson to the morgue, not UCLA, because they believed he was dead.
It also contradicts Joe Jackson’s lawyer, Brian Oxman, who tells TMZ he believes Jackson was dead even before paramedics arrived at the house. Oxman says the weak pulse detected at UCLA was in reaction to resuscitation efforts.
We’re told the criminal case is shaping up as a legal war between medical experts, who will be interpreting medical tests and charts in various ways — always confusing for a jury.
Battling medics managed to restart his heart an hour after he “flat-lined” following a cardiac arrest last June, the News of the World reported yesterday.
Hospital doctors triggered a weak pulse for 10 minutes but it could not be sustained.
The development emerged in a lawsuit filed by the pop superstar’s father Joe against Conrad Murray, Jackson’s doctor.
Dr Murray has been charged with involuntary manslaughter over Jackson’s death.
Joe Jackson’s detailed 13-page document claims Dr Murray caused his son’s death by giving him drugs and not getting him to hospital sooner.
The lawsuit states Dr Murray failed to tell paramedics he had given the singer Propofol, the anaesthetic coroners ruled killed the King Of Pop.
It further says Dr Murray ordered bodyguards to clear up and hide the Propofol bottles before paramedics were called to the scene.
Joe, 81, said: “This evidence is damning. They should lock him up and throw away the key.
“It’s disgusting what happened here.”
Unsealed search warrants reveal large quantities of general anaesthetic and dozens of tubes of skin-whitening creams were found in the dead singer’s home.
Detectives found 11 containers of Propofol, some empty, as well as a range of sedatives and various medical items, according to the warrants, unsealed on Friday.
Alberto Alvarez, Jackson’s logistics director, told police Dr Murray interrupted cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the pop star to collect drug vials that he gave to Mr Alvarez and told him to put them in bags similar to those later found.
Dr Zeev Kain, anesthesiology chief at the University of California, said he was surprised by the amount of Propofol found.