Many of you people know one of the specialties we have at Ehline Law Firm involves wrongful loss of life claims. Thus, you are aware that we have been following this Michael Jackson wrongful death trial. Also, we realize no portion of money can ever adequately compensate a fatality victim.
They never fully recover from mental, physical suffering and grieving. Hence, when a case has merit, we fight vigorously for the victim’s best interests. Striving to retrieve the indemnification that our deserving clients seek is a daily thing.
Here, the alleged victims put their best foot forward and lost. The breaking news relates that after being thrust into a four-day struggle to get to the bottom of the case, defendants prevailed. So only after enduring four painstaking days of deliberation, the wrongful death of Michael Jackson, brought by his mother and children, the jury has arrived at a losing verdict.
This verdict comes just after the press was covering major and heated personality conflicts and allegations of uncivil behavior by counsel for both sides. Aside from that, there was a compelling closing argument. Also, we are sure the jury had no easy time in arriving at their decision.
The jury determined that AEG was not negligent in the death of the singer. Dr. Conrad Murray had been hired and fit for the care he provided. So this relieves AEG of liability according to the verdict. But Dr. Murray was held criminally responsible for Michael Jackson’s death in a criminal trial of manslaughter.
However, AEG’s, big business attorneys argued in court that Murray was good, and even licensed in several states to practice medicine. Also, they had no way of knowing what went on behind closed doors in the treatment of the singer by his star-struck doctor. During the five-month wrongful death trial, the lawsuit was asking for 2 million dollars.
But AEG attorneys said that Murray’s hiring was to ensure the singer was hydrated, not drugged. Michael needed to be medically in shape for the comeback tour then being promoted by AEG Live. So there was no collusion to keep Michael “high.”
Jackson died days before the start of the comeback tour. So that would have debuted in the summer of 2009 in London. AEG Live lawyers said that they did not believe that Michael Jackson was in danger of getting treated by Murray. Of particular interest here, he had never gotten sued for malpractice. He had several years of practicing medicine. So they said that Jackson was a secretive drug addict.
AEG claimed he kept everyone in the dark. Hence, even his closest relatives knew nothing about the use of Propofol. Also, this is a potent drug used in prisoner executions. After five months of the jury listening to the AEG Live attorneys and witnesses, the panel came to its decision. They heard from Michael Jackson’s mother and eldest son. Jurors heard them testify.
Furthermore, they rendered their verdict after four days of deliberation. The finding was that the concert promoter was not liable for the death of the singer. At this point, it is unknown if the victims have paid a penny, as most injury firms advance costs.
But we are confident this case was not a cheap expense to execute. So we know that there were competent attorneys committed to giving no-nonsense representation. Also, we are aware that most legal reps offer accurate, honest case assessments.
So more than likely, the victims knew this case was not going to be a walk in the park. It is unknown whether or not an appeal looms. But typically, excellent and punctual attorneys, no matter how good they are, could have a judge erroneously exclude vital evidence. So we are sure we have not heard the last of the Michael Jackson saga.
Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer on the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his JD from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements. He compassionately helps clients recover after serious injuries.