Michael Jackson's father filed a wrongful death lawsuit Friday against the doctor charged with giving the pop superstar a lethal dose of sedatives one year ago, accusing the Nevada doctor of negligence, secrecy and poor training.
Joe Jackson sued Dr. Conrad Murray on Friday, the anniversary of Michael Jackson's death in federal court in Los Angeles. The complaint accuses Murray of professional negligence for providing the singer with a mix of sedatives, including the anesthetic propofol that authorities say killed him.
Propofol is normally administered only in hospital settings, but Murray had been providing Jackson the drug in the bedroom of the singer's rented mansion in Los Angeles. Joe Jackson contends the physician tried to conceal his administration of the drug after Jackson's death.