Journal of Forensic Research

ISSN: 2157-7145

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The Michael Jackson Autopsy: Insights Provided by a Forensic Anesthesiologist


Richard J. Levy

Based on toxicology findings performed on samples taken at the time of autopsy, the cause of Michael Jackson’s death was determined to be acute propofol intoxication with a contributory benzodiazepine effect. The manner of death was determined by the coroner to be homicide. At the center of this case are several anesthetic medications. Insight into the toxicology, review the autopsy results, and summary of the findings are provided from a forensic anesthesiologist’s point of view.


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