Michael Jackson's Doctor Helps Airplane Passenger
According to TMZ, Conrad Murray "jumped out of his seat" to help a 23 year old woman who fainted aboard US Airways flight 641, after a flight attendant came over the loudspeaker to ask if there was a doctor on the plane. Murray, whose California license is suspended while he awaits trial, found the woman with a very weak pulse. Murray hooked the woman up to an IV line he found in the plane's medical bag and continued to monitor the woman while the plane was diverted to Albuquerque, N.M.
Upon landing, the woman, who was traveling with an 11-month-old baby, was met at the gate by paramedics and taken to a hospital. Once the woman was removed, the plane continued on to Phoenix.
The unnamed young woman later told TMZ that Murray said to her "You probably know me. I was Michael Jackson's doctor."
When asked what she would say to Murray, she told the celebrity website: "Thank you so much. Thank you for helping me even without knowing me."
"We're not surprised," Miranda Sevcik, a member of the legal team representing Murray in his involuntary manslaughter case, told the Associated Press. "He's a good doctor, we've always said he was a good doctor, and that's what good doctors do is save people."
US Airways confirmed that a doctor on the flight helped to stabilize a passenger with a medical emergency, however the airline said it is against company policy to identify the passenger or the doctor involved.
At the time of the incident, Murray was in transit to Los Angeles to see his trial lawyers.
Michael Jackson died last June after being found unresponsive in a Beverly Hills mansion while under the care of Murray. Murray has since been charged with involuntary manslaughter, a charge the doctor has denied. Murray remains free on $75,000 bail pending trial.