Michael Jackson's Dermatologist Questioned

Michael Jackson's Dermatologist Questioned

Michael Jackson's Dermatologist Questioned for his possible hand in the singer's death.

Published December 6, 2011

Dr. Conrad Murray may've been convicted for his hand in Michael Jackson's death but the probe continues.

Following Murray's conviction for involuntary manslaughter in Jackon's death, Dr. Arnold Klein, The King of Pop's dermatologist, has been subpoenaed by the Medical Board of California, for allegations that he prescribed more Demerol than necessary to Jackson. Although Klein has yet to be accused of criminal conduct in connection to Jackson's 2009 death, he will have to appear for questioning on December 15.

The Medical Board, according to TMZ, aims to question Klein about claims that he self-prescribed narcotics, used false names on narcotic prescriptions, illegally handed out drug samples to famous patients and committed gross negligence by practicing while afflicted with multiple sclerosis. In a interesting twist, the dermatologist's lawyer Herbert L. Weinberg recently quit the case though no concrete reason has been announced.

During the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, according to Rolling Stone, expert witness Dr. Robert Waldman claimed that Klein gave Jackson 900 milligrams of Demerol over a span of three days in May 2009. This action led to withdrawal symptoms like anxiety and insomnia, which Jackson tried to relieve with the ultimately lethal sedative Propofol. According to Dr. Waldman, Klein gave Jackson "stiff doses" of Demerol that were unnecessary for the singer's plastic surgery treatments.

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Written by Hillary Crosley


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