MJ’s doc ‘deviated from standards of care, admits final defence witness
London: Dr. Conrad Murray deviated from commonly accepted medical standards and made significant errors when he gave Michael Jackson the anesthetic propofol to help him sleep, a final defence witness admitted during the doctor’s trial.
Under aggressive cross-examination, Dr Paul White conceded that he had never heard of the anaesthetic being administered in a bedroom - as happened in Jackson’s case - the Telegraph reported.
The propofol expert witness also admitted that Dr Murray deviated from commonly accepted medical standards.
When prosecutor David Walgren asked “Do you agree that there are instances where Dr Murray deviated from the standards of care in his treatment of Michael Jackson on June 25, 2009?” Dr White replied, “Yes, I would.”
Walgren continued: “And would you agree that there were instances where Dr Murray deviated from the standards of care in the preceding two months of treatment, as relayed by Dr Murray in his statement to police?”
“Yes, I would,” Dr White stated.
In his previous appearances as a witness in the trial, Dr White told jurors that he believed all the evidence in the case showed that Jackson must have self-administered propofol when Dr Murray left the room.