*A court ruled Friday that Michael Jackson’s father Joe Jackson can receive some medical records from the Los Angeles hospital where his son died.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff will review the records first before releasing them to Joe Jackson’s attorney, Brian Oxman, according to reports. Beckloff also said the men can only receive records generated on or after June 25 – the day Jackson died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Oxman sought the files as part of an effort to obtain a monthly stipend for the Jackson family patriarch. He said during a hearing last week that he also needs the records to decide whether to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
Beckloff’s order states a medical expert hired by Joe Jackson can review the files, but not copy them. Anyone who sees the records will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement, the ruling states.
Beckloff is going to verify the records do not violate doctor-patient confidentiality. Oxman said he didn’t expect that to be an issue.
“We are very certain based on prior records that we have from the paramedics that Michael was long deceased and that there were no communications (with doctors),” Oxman said.
He said Joe Jackson deserves to know more about how his son died and the records will also be important in his quest to receive an allowance of more than $15,000 per month.