The trial of Michael Jackson‘s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, (also referred to as the ‘Michael Jackson Death Trials’) began yesterday, and kicked off with the release of disturbing evidence pointing to Murray’s failure to responsibly administer medications. A voice recording of Jackson taken by Dr. Murray on his iPhone on May 10, 2009 reveals highly slurred speech that all but proves his doctor should have been aware of the need to adjust his medications.
Murray insists that it wasn’t the drugs he prescribed, but Jackson’s administering of the drugs that caused his death. But Jackson’s slurred speech (in the video, below) seems to us—and prosecutors—like good reason for Murray to reevaluate Jackson’s health and treatment:
While patients have a responsibility to take their medications according to instruction, and tell doctors if they’re experiencing problems, it seems to us (and prosecutors) like doctors have a responsibility to adjust medications if they’re unable to function normally. Jackson’s slurred speech alone is enough to make us question his ability to make sound decisions about how many pills to take and when, and given that Murray was well aware of his reaction to his meds, it seems he should have been equally alarmed.
What do you think of the trial so far? Watch the video and tell us what you think Dr. Murray should have done.