Michael Anderson Wiki – Michael Anderson Biography
For a Melbourne man drugged with the same drug that killed Michael Jackson, a routine dentist procedure proved fatal.
Michael Anderson visited Collins Street Specialist Dental Center on April 18, 2017 to retrieve the root canal when a person entered cardiorespiratory arrest, a condition in which their heartbeat and breathing stopped.
His death is now the subject of a Coroner’s Court of Victoria investigation to investigate whether the death of a 36-year-old child could be prevented.
At court Tuesday, Victorian Police deputy sergeant Jeff Dart said that Mr. Anderson had been sedated with Propofol by 8:45 a.m. for the procedure that required puncture of a tooth to remove decay to save a tooth.
He stopped breathing at 9.15 that time and was declared dead at 10.48 am at Alfred hospital, a later autopsy listed the cause of death from complications of propofol as cardiorespiratory arrest.
The sedative known to lower blood pressure, along with benzodiazepines, were responsible for the death of pop star Michael Jackson in 2009.
Mr. Anderson, an obese man whose heart was slightly dilated by the court and he heard that he had ‘diseased arteries’, was given three 50 milligrams of Propofol in 10 minutes by anesthesiologist Anthony Singh.
Expert witness Forbes McGain, an anesthesiologist and intensive care doctor, told the court there were ‘two areas of concern’ in the case.
He said there was no record of Mr. Anderson’s blood pressure being recorded before and after sedation, and that another drug, metaraminol, which is usually given in combination with Propofol, was not administered to increase blood pressure.
“Propofol will always make you breathless if you give enough,” he said.
‘(This) causes both respiratory depression and cardiovascular depression.’
He walked into a dental office, took Propofol, and then died within an hour.
Dr Singh’s lawyer said that Anderson’s blood pressure was automatically monitored by a machine, but Dr McGain said the recordings still had to be made before sedation and after each dose.
Dr. McGain also said the small size of the dental surgeon has hampered the efforts of paramedics to enter and effectively administer first aid.
The investigation will continue in February.