Michael Jackson’s dermatologist gives the family a huge final bill. In what was probably a stupid move, Dr. Arnold Klein billed the family for services he performed on Michael between March and his death in June. And it’s rather shocking…
More pictures of Michael after the shot…
It’s shocking because Michael had 179 procedures done in just those three months! 51 are said to be Demerol shots. From TMZ:
In the documents, most of the procedures appear to be minor, such as acne treatments, lip treatments and Botox — yet “I.M. Injection” appears over and over on Michael’s bill — sometimes several times a day. The I.M. Injections correspond to the dates of the minor treatments.
In one particular case, Jackson went to Klein on April 23rd and received three “I.M. Injections” — at $60 a pop.
And one prominent L.A. dermatologist says “I.M. Injection” is commonly used as billing code for the narcotic Demerol.
Demerol is a strong drug and Michael had 51 of them in three months! I can’t imagine a normal person having close to 200 procedures within three months, even for acne treatments. Why did the doctor not stop him?