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July 09, 2009

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Michael Bennett

The data on medical negligence versus med mal litigation is egregiously disparate. Most victims of medical negligence never even have a prayer of getting into a court room and few that do result in compensation.

What is truly and desperately needed is a system that will permit more valid victims of this negligent medical culture to have their day in court. The public should be demanding greater accountability and transparency and reject the bogus arguments of the greedy and corrupt so-called tort "reform"ers.

As the story unfolds, it is all but certain that many with licence to practice medicine were involved in the ongoing drug abuse that not only killed Michael Jackson, but a long list of others.

Michael Bennett

Kathleen Cunningham

7/10/09

I earn my living by investigating medical malpractice cases and have done so for 16 years. I'm just playing the devil's advocate here. I am not defending nor am I condemning Dr. Murray, but we must remember that the Las Vegas gentleman's death may NOT have been due to negligence on the part of Dr. Murray.

In court, the plaintiff must prove to a reasonable degree of medical certainty that the standard of care was breached. Just because there was a bad result does not necessarily mean the doctor made a mistake. There are complications that happen to the best physicians under the best of circumstances in the absence of any wrongdoing on the part of the doc.

The above article above does not say what the procedure was, whether it was elective or emergent, nor what the decedent's risk factors were. Dr. Murray have have screwed up and caused this man's death, but it's important to remember that we have very few facts on which to base an opinion.

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts." Anonymous

Kathleen Cunningham
Medical Investigator
Certified Medical Legal Consultant


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