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Former Doctor of Michael Jackson Sues State Medical Board over License Revocation

Posted by Tracy Green | Nov 12, 2014

Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's former doctor who was convicted of the involuntary manslaughter of pop music's biggest legend, was released from custody in October 2013 after serving a jail sentence of less than two years, according to a report by Newser. After the California Medical Board filed a second Accusation against him, he surrendered his California medical license effective July 30, 2014. He is now engaged in a lawsuit against the Texas Medical Board regarding the revocation of his medical license in Texas.

Murray claims that the Texas Medical Board had no right to revoke his license since his conviction had not been finalized through the exhaustion of the appeals process. He also claims that he has a six-figure debt he cannot afford due to lack of work.

The lawsuit against Texas Medical Board was filed by Murray three days before his release. A spokesman with the medical board said he could not comment on the case.

In the past, Murray, a cardiologist, ran multiple clinics in the southwestern region of the United States. In court papers, Murray stated, “The [medical board], in taking my license puts me in imminent harm of irreparable injury.”

Conrad Murray can petition for reinstatement in California and the other states but will need to prove rehabilitation and mitigating circumstances. Latest news reports indicate that he is volunteering in Trinidad which could be used to show that he has kept current on his skills even while he has not been licensed in the United States and that he is doing good work to benefit children.

At Green & Associates, our California medical license defense attorneys know how hard it is to earn a position in the medical profession and how easy it can be taken away. As soon as you face accusations of unprofessional conduct or negligence or are the subject of a criminal investigation or are charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense, contact us. We can help you defend your credibility and reputation every step of the way. Most importantly, we can help you preserve your medical career in which you've invested many years of your life. For a free 30-minute consultation, call (213) 233-2260.

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Tracy Green

Past recipient of the Public Counsel Law Center's "Outstanding Advocate" Award, Tracy Green is a founding partner of Green & Associates. She combines more than 25 years of experience with a strategic...

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