Please don’t let this man practice medicine again.
Conrad needs to find something else to do. Being known as the man who killed Michael Jackson is not what’s up.
According to The NY Daily News:
He still has one more weekend to go behind bars, but Michael Jackson’s one-time personal doctor is stepping up the battle to get his medical licenses back stat.
Dr. Conrad Murray filed a civil petition in Travis County, Texas, Friday morning asking a civil court judge to stop the state medical board’s revocation of his medical license pending his criminal appeal in California.
Murray, who’s set to walk out of a Los Angeles jail on Monday, had a clinic serving low-income patients in Houston before his 2011 conviction for causing the King of Pop’s fatal overdose.
Texas was the first state to revoke Murray’s medical license in August and cited his felony conviction as the cause.
Murray’s Texas lawyer Charles Peckham said he tried to fight the decision internally – arguing that California convictions aren’t final until all appeals are over – but the board denied his motion for a rehearing on Tuesday.
He’s now asking a state court judge for a temporary restraining order to halt the decision. He claims it could cause “irreparable harm” to Murray, especially if the Medical Board of California uses it as a precedent to revoke Murray’s license in the Golden State.
“There is a clear potential for a domino effect,” Peckham told the Daily News Friday.
He said Murray already has agreed to the indefinite suspension of his licenses and has no plans to treat patients pending his criminal appeal – so the early revocation was unnecessary.
But he was clear Murray wants his white coat back as soon as possible.
“Dr. Murray has an unquenchable desire to help people, and no matter where it is, he will return to his given profession of healing,” Peckham said.
“The truth is that a man like Dr. Murray who’s dedicated his life to helping people will find a place to do it,” he said. “If it’s in Texas or the U.S. or we don’t know where, you can be sure he will find a place to help people.”
California’s Medial Board has filed its own petition to revoke Murray’s license, but it’s essentially on hold during the criminal appeal, which could take years, Peckham said.
“He’s going to keep fighting in every way possible,” Murray’s Los Angeles-based criminal lawyer Valerie Wass previously told The News.
“If he doesn’t receive favorable results in the Court of Appeal, he plans to go to the California Supreme Court and federal court if need be,” she said.
Wass said Dr. Murray “has never wavered” in his position that he’s not responsible for Jackson’s death as he prepared for his “This Is It” comeback concert series.
His unblemished record doesn’t matter… he knew he had no damn business administering that drug in a home setting.