L.A. coroner seeks Jackson medical files - report

Other News Materials 10 July 2009 08:52 (UTC +04:00)

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has issued subpoenas for medical files from several doctors who treated Michael Jackson, whose sudden death two weeks ago remains shrouded in mystery, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday, according to Reuters.

The paper quoted an unidentified source who claimed to have seen a subpoena seeking "any and all" of Jackson's medical records, "including radiology and psychiatric records."

One of the subpoenas was served on Jackson's longtime dermatologist Arnold Klein, according to the attorney for the Beverly Hills physician.

"It was a standard form subpoena and we turned over medical records to the medical examiner in response," Klein's lawyer, Richard Charnley, was quoted as telling the paper.

An after-hours message left with Charnley was not immediately returned, and a coroner's office spokesman was not available for comment.

Klein appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" earlier this week to deny he ever gave Jackson dangerous sedatives such as Diprivan, which was reportedly found inside the rented home where the pop singer was found unconscious and not breathing on June 25. He died later that day at a nearby hospital, aged 50.

No cause of death has yet been given, pending the results of toxicology tests, which usually take about six weeks. Two days after Jackson's public memorial service, the location of his body is unknown, as are any burial plans.