𝐂𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐰 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲'𝐬 𝐃𝐨𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐬?
𝐂𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐰 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲'𝐬 𝐃𝐨𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐏𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐝𝐨𝐬𝐞?
Dr. Zaid Fadul, the Medical Director at BetterU and an expert in addiction medicine, recently shared his thoughts with TMZ regarding the L.A. County Coroner Office's declaration that Matthew Perry's death was a result of the acute effects of ketamine. Dr. Fadul expressed his disagreement, stating that the coroner's conclusion is misleading and unfairly tarnishes the reputation of ketamine. As someone who has personally prescribed ketamine to patients, Dr. Fadul believes that the explanation provided by the coroner fails to adequately elucidate the actual cause of Perry's death, at least in his professional opinion.
However, according to an autopsy report from the Los Angeles County medical examiner's office, Matthew Perry died from the acute effects of ketamine. The autopsy report also mentioned that drowning, coronary artery disease, and the effects of an opioid called buprenorphine contributed to his death. It's important to note that the toxicology report found ketamine and buprenorphine in his system, indicating that he had been using these substances. The source articles can be found on The New York Times website  and The Economic Times website .
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙡𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙖 𝙙𝙤𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧 𝙬𝙝𝙤 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩?
In cases where a doctor prescribes more medication than recommended, resulting in the death of a patient, there may be several potential charges that could be brought against the doctor. These charges can vary depending on the circumstances and jurisdiction, but some possible charges include:
1. Medical Malpractice: If the doctor's actions are deemed to be a violation of the standard of care expected for their profession, they may face a medical malpractice claim. This can include prescribing excessive medication or failing to adequately monitor the patient's condition.
2. Negligence: If the doctor's actions are considered negligent, meaning they failed to exercise reasonable care, they may face charges of negligence. This can include prescribing excessive medication without sufficient justification or ignoring warning signs of adverse effects.
3. Manslaughter or Homicide: In extreme cases where the doctor's actions are considered to be intentional or reckless, leading to the patient's death, criminal charges such as manslaughter or homicide may be considered. However, proving criminal intent can be challenging in medical cases.
It's important to note that Matthew Perry's doctor has not been accused of any wrongdoing or prescribing Matthew Perry more medication than recommende. Most medications come with some side effects, however, if and when an amount contribute to a persons death, a medical and or legal investigation needs to be opened to get all of the facts. Matthew Perry deserve that.
1. "Matthew Perry Died of ‘Acute Effects of Ketamine,’ Autopsy Says" - The New York Times
2. "Autopsy reveals Matthew Perry's cause of death" - The Economic Times