Michael Jackson’s Doctor Sentenced to 4 Years

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Dr. Conrad was sentenced to 4 years in prison for his role in the death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. There is some good news for Mr. Conrad. The Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley said does not expect him to serve all 4 years. California has a new law intended to help prison over crowding which place some convicts in jail, as opposed to prison. He will likely be given credit for time served and expected good behavior.

Wrongful Death of Michael Jackson

While it may sound like the end of this tragic story, it is too soon to tell. The family has grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. While the father of Michael Jackson found his lawsuit dead on arrival, other family member will have more solid grounds on which to stand. Wrongful death laws vary from state to state, so it is advisable to speak with an experience wrongful death lawyer if you have lost a loved one due to another party's negligence. In general, children of the deceased, distant relatives, legal dependents and parents have grounds for wrongful death lawsuits. Why then did Joe Jackson's case fail? The court determined Joe Jackson was not a dependent of Michael Jackson. It is that simple.

Dependents of Michael Jackson

Who then are Michael Jackson's dependents? His minor children. Will they want file suit against Mr. Conrad? Time will tell. there are statues of limitations in every state for wrongful death. A year has past since the King of Pop's death, so a suit should be filing in the next year or two. While some people believe wrongful death lawsuits to be about money, the victims would disagree. For example, if your father's doctor is sentenced to only 4 years and is not expected to serve the entire sentence plus he will do so in country jail as opposed to prison; you may not feel the punishment matches the crime. These lawsuits are intended as an additional punishment for those who's negligence resulted in a wrongful death.

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