London, Mar 25 (ANI): Michael Jackson”s father is planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the King of Pop”s personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray.
It is alleged that Murray administered the drugs that ultimately killed the ‘Thriller’ star.
Murray has pleaded not guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter after Los Angeles prosecutors charged him with administering the powerful anaesthetic Propofol to Jackson minutes before the singer went into cardiac arrest last June (09) and died.
Now, Joe Jackson wants Murray to be punished for his alleged medical malpractice.
And he has instructed his lawyer Brian Oxman to begin proceedings to file the wrongful death claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court next week.
In an interview with TMZ.com, Oxman said that the Jackson family patriarch is seeking an unspecified amount of punitive damages, economic support, loss of companionship and loss of consortium.
However, the legal notice has angered Murray”s lawyer Ed Chernoff, who is confident any such claim will not be awarded.
“That”s like throwing a bucket of water on a man drowning in the ocean,” the Daily Express quoted him as saying. (ANI)