March 29, 2010
Posted: 04:01 PM ET
Joe Jackson's lawyer mailed a notice over the weekend to Dr. Conrad Murray that the elder Jackson would file a wrongful death lawsuit against him in 90 days, attorney Brian Oxman said.
"The bottom line is had they (paramedics) gotten there earlier and had they been called right away, chances are he could have been revived," Oxman said.
Oxman said records showed Jackson was "long gone, 20 to 40 minutes before the paramedics got there."
Jackson, 50, was pronounced dead at UCLA Medical Center two hours after he arrived there by ambulance from his Hombly Hills, California home. The Los Angeles coroner concluded Jackson died of "acute propofol intoxication."
Murray, the pop star's personal physician, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death on June 25, 2009.
California law requires medical wrongful death lawsuits to be filed within a year of the death, Oxman said. Since a doctor must be given 90 days notice, Saturday's mailing was timed to meet the deadline, he said.
A prosecution report leaked to the media last week included a statement from a witness who said Murray stopped resuscitation efforts on Jackson so he could collect drug vials.
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