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Michael Jackson's doctor sentenced to four years in jail


09:54, November 30, 2011

Dr. Conrad Murray sits in court after he was sentenced to four years in county jail for his involuntary manslaughter conviction of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles November 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

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Gabriel at 2011-12-01121.97.231.*
Michael Jackson"s doctor was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the singer"s death. I guess most of us presumed that the doctor committed medical malpractice. In medical malpractice actions, a claimant has the burden to prove a doctor deviated from accepted medical standards. A deviation that causes injury is the basis for malpractice damage awards, but the question posed in this case is whether it should also expose a doctor to criminal penalties.Malpractice claims for wrongful death common. Manslaughter prosecutions for standard-of-care deviations are extremely unique — but not unheard of.On the other hand, there is certainly a big misconception that medical negligence is simple to show whenever something goes completely wrong. The issue is that many complications such as bacterial infections along with other recognized threats aren"t deemed malpractice as a general rule. To learn more about medical malpractice you need to take a look at this short article written by Mr. Haskell a well-known attorney in Spokane WA who"s won quit a few million dollar law suits.

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