Did medical negligence kill Marilyn Monroe?

Since the tragic and untimely death of Marilyn Monroe over 50 years ago, conspiracy theories have been rife. There was speculation that she was killed by the Kennedy dynasty or even the FBI. However, over half a century on, a documentary has uncovered a wholly more likely scenario, having reviewed her medical records and revisited her biopsy results.

A new documentary claims Monroe’s doctor was negligent

Dr Engelberg was personal physician to the actress. After her death, he denied prescribing her a drug called Nembutal. The documentary claimed to have proof that Engelberg did in fact give Monroe a new prescription of Nembutal just days before her death. Medical experts have confirmed that when combined with chloral hydrate, Nembutal can cause respiratory failure.

Susan Liver is a partner at Birchall Blackburn Law and a Clinical Negligence specialist. She said:

As with any doctor, Engelberg would have been responsible for Monroe’s wellbeing. If he did indeed prescribe a dangerous combination of drugs, he could have been found in breach of his duty of care.

Medical negligence is a problem that can affect everyone, celebrity or not. Its consequences can be devastating to the victim and their family, who often simply want answers to help gain closure over the death or injury of a loved one.

At Birchall Blackburn Law, we understand that pursuing the legal route in response to medical negligence can be overwhelming. After all, the law in this area is complex and establishing cause and fault can take a lot of painstaking work. However, our team are compassionate and are experts in their field. They understand the legal process behind building a case and are ‘in your corner’ every step of the way.

Our compassionate Clinical Negligence experts will set your mind at rest and work tirelessly for the best results. If you have questions, please contact us for advice, or to discuss your case in confidence.