Michael Jackson’s legacy will forever live on in the music world. Similarly, his death continues as the subject of battle in the courtroom.
As a wrongful death attorney in St. Louis, Missouri, this case recently caught my attention. The Huffington Post reported that Debbie Rowe, Jackson’s ex-wife, delivered a tearful testimony on August 14 in the trial for the wrongful death suit brought by the singer’s mother.
Rowe said the pop star had trouble sleeping and a low tolerance of pain. She also implied that doctors were more concerned about competing for his business rather than actually serving his best interests.
She claims to have even told one of his doctors that she was worried Jackson was receiving too much medication.
Jackson reportedly told two doctors to give him propofol during the HIStory tour, even after they warned him about the dangers of the drug.
In 2009, you probably remember Jackson’s passing because of a propofol overdose, as the news dominated media coverage across the nation.
Rowe said she lived with Jackson for three weeks prior to their marriage in an attempt to wean him off his drug treatments. He was on pain medication, but the plan failed when another tour doctor told him to get back on the treatment.
Jackson’s ex-wife said he trusted physicians because of their educational background and Hippocratic oath.
Jackson’s wrongful death case is currently one of the largest legal news stories in the U.S. I’d be interested in hearing your perspective on the case, either as a fan of Jackson, a critic or just an onlooker with an interesting point.