LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson’s doctor showed warning signs that should have led concert promoter AEG to raise serious questions before letting him sign on as the singer’s physician for an anticipated comeback tour, a cardiologist testified Tuesday.
Dr. Daniel Wohlgelernter, who practices in Santa Monica and who has taught at Yale and UCLA medical schools, spent Tuesday as an expert witness testifying on behalf of Jackson’s mother and three children, who have filed a wrongful death suit against AEG, the entertainment company that promoted Jackson’s 50 London concerts.
Wohlgelernter said the fact that Dr. Conrad Murray, a cardiologist, shut his practice to care only for Jackson, who had no history of heart problems, “that to me is a red flag,” Wohlgelernter said.
He asked why Murray would “leave what he was doing for a patient who doesn’t need his services?”
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