Casey Kasem's Doctor Disputes Daughter's Claims DJ Was In Critical Condition Before He Died
Casey Kasem‘s doctor claims the famous DJ was not in a ‘critical condition’ before he died.
The new findings will be explored in CBS program 48 Hours tonight as mystery still surrounds the entertainer’s final days.
His family got involved in a bitter dispute over who should look after him after he was diagnosed as suffering from Lewy body dementia before he died in 2014.
His Scientologist daughter, Kerri Kasem, won a court order to take care of her famous father away from his wife Jean Kasem.
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However, his physician, Dr. Donald Sharman has countered claims made by Kerri that the 82 year-old was in ‘critical condition’ in his final days.
He revealed in a sworn testimony: “I was Casey Kasem’s Primary Care Physician in Washington. Casey was under my care and supervision along with Gentiva Home Health Care. Casey was exceptionally well cared for.”
“It was my professional medical opinion, that the so-called ‘independent medical evaluation,’ should have taken place at the residence as a house call and not by prying Casey from his family and peaceful home environment. It was against my warnings to forcibly remove Casey from the family home against his will, to take him to a hospital, which caused him extreme trauma and stress.”
Jean repeatedly made the accusation that Kerri and her siblings were Scientologists who wanted her father’s money for the church.
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However, Kerri contended that Jean was not looking after her father properly when she disappeared with him and took him to Las Vegas before ending up with him in Silverdale, Seattle, in what seemed to be an attempt to keep him from his family.
Dr Sherman added: “After Dr. Regimbal [of St. Anthony Hospital] examined Casey Kasem, his medical report concluded that Casey had been receiving appropriate medical care prior to his arrival at St. Anthony Hospital and that Casey was stable and could return home to the care he was receiving.”
However, Kerri refused to allow her father to return home despite another court hearing before he died in St Anthony’s hospital.
Judge Jennifer Forbes revealed she felt Kasem could have gone home.
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She wrote: “It didn’t sound to me like there was a compelling argument from the doctor in the report that he needed to stay in the hospital.
“It was more for observation purposes overnight and that has occurred right?…The report says, ‘I recommend a brief observation stay to optimize wound management followed by ongoing care in either skilled nursing or adult family home or in-home with 24-hour skilled/assistant skilled nursing care.”
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