The King of Pop was not popping any dangerous drugs before his wrongful death, according to one doctor.
As personal injury attorneys that handle pharmaceutical malpractice, we know that dangerous drugs can cause fatal overdoses. By exceeding the recommended dosages of certain drugs, your body might be able to handle it. Personal injuries from prescription drug abuse include liver damage, cardiac arrest and wrongful death.
In Michael Jackson’s case (assuming dangerous drugs played a role in his wrongful death), his cardiac arrest led to wrongful death. Still one of Michael Jackson’s doctors, Dr. Arnold Klein, says that he never gave the singer dangerous drugs, and that he did not commit medical malpractice or pharmaceutical liability at the time of Jackson’s wrongful death.
“I was not one of the doctors who participated in giving him overdoses of drugs or too much of anything,” Dr. Klein said.
The cause of Jackson’s wrongful death is still unknown, but the official determination could be made after toxicology tests are completed in the coming weeks.
On Thursday, June 25, 2009, Jackson collapsed at his rented mansion at in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles just after noon. Attempts at resuscitating him by his personal physician were unsuccessful, and Jackson was pronounced dead at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
As wrongful death lawyers, we hope that Jackson’s wrongful death — while tragic — can serve as a lesson. If pharmaceutical liability or medical malpractice caused the recording artist’s wrongful death, we hope that will bring to light a major problem that causes numerous personal injury and wrongful death each year.
So always be careful when taking a prescribed medication. Exceeding the recommended maximum dosage in your medical treatment could be one of the last things you do.
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