The death of Michael Jackson in 2009 was shocking. What was even more incredible, was that he was under the care of a private physician. Michael Jackson was preparing for his final concert tour to be held in London and hired Dr. Conrad Murray as his personal physician.
Dr. Conrad Murray a cardiologist had no business administering Propofol to Michael Jackson. It is unethical. As a doctor who takes the Hippocratic Oath - First Do No Harm, was probably overshadowed by First Get PAID Big Bucks. According to the opening statements by District D.A. David Walgren, Conrad Murray was paid the sum of $150,000 per month. Now, I want to be clear, there is nothing wrong about being a private physician. However, what's wrong is practicing medicine in an unethical manner. Dr. Murray thought that he could practice medicine by minimizing the dosage here and there while giving various drugs to Michael Jackson and at this point he knew that there was a drug dependence issue with Michael Jackson. Dr. Murray was no longer practicing medicine, he was in essence an in house, high paid drug dealer.
Dr. Murray's defense attorney, Ed Chernoff told jurors in his opening argument that Michael Jackson, of his own accord, swallowed several lorazepam pills on the morning of his death and that was enough to put people to sleep. This statement confirms that Dr. Murray was fully aware that his client was having difficulty with the various drugs administered to him. Dr. Murray lost his judgement and wanting to please his client, he knowingly gave Michael Jackson propofol while lorazepem was still active in his system. As all drugs have a warning to Keep Out Of The Reach Of Children, Dr. Murray was responsible for any drugs that were available to Michael Jackson, whenever Dr. Murray left the room, it was his duty to secure all drugs so that they were out of the reach of everyone.