Anesthesiology Expert Witness Testimony In Conrad Murray Trial

Anesthesiology expert witness Dr. Steven Shafer testified for the prosecution in the Dr. Conrad Murray trial. Shafer, who has special expertise in postoperative pain, testified there was an improper “employer-employee” relationship between the singer and the defendant. He also testified that when the drug propofol is administered outside of a hospital, it is critical to have the appropriate equipment. Outside of a hospital, if “you have an error, you have a mortality.”