Physician Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

Posted By Rogan Law || 2-Nov-2011

Physician of Michael Jackson Accused of Involuntary Manslaughter.

Under Pennsylvania statute, a person is guilty of involuntary manslaughter when as a direct result of the doing of an unlawful act in a reckless or grossly negligent manner, or of the doing of a lawful act in a reckless or grossly negligent manner, he or she causes the death of another person. The statute further defines that the recklessness necessary to support an involuntary manslaughter conviction may be found where the defendant consciously disregards or, in gross deviation from a standard of reasonable care, fails to perceive a substantial and unjustifiable risk that his or her action might cause death or serious bodily injury. Physicians may be guilty of involuntary manslaughter if it is proven that the physician grossly deviated from the standard of reasonable care in the medical field.

The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that in the trial of Conrad Murray, former treating physician of performing artist Michael Jackson, the defense is now trying to prove that Dr. Murray did not grossly deviate from the standard of care in administering the medicine which caused the death of Mr. Jackson.

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