Statement of David Minkoff in the Lisa McPherson criminal investigation

Deposition was taken on 19 May 1998 by Mark McGarry, Jr. Assistant State Attorney, State of Florida.


Mr. Minkoff was the physician on duty in the Columbia New Port Richey Hospital when scientologists came in carting a dead Lisa McPherson on a wheelchair. David Minkoff is a scientologist too.

He has since then settled with the McPherson Estate in the civil case (SP Times 15.09.1998).

Administrative Judge William F. Quattlebaum ruled in May 2001 that although Clearwater physician David Minkoff was not responsible for the death of Lisa McPherson, he illegally prescribed Valium and chloral hydrate to her at the behest of other church members (TBO.com News 26.07.2001). For that his license was suspended one year (SP Times 4.08.2001).

Some notable quotes of Minkoff in this depo

Page 137: A. Was there some negligence? Yes. Was it intended? No. Was there a better way to do it? Yes. should she have gotten medical care? Absolutely.

Page 138: Q. And would you consider the practice of medicine when someone force-medicates someone with a syringe and they don't have your approval or their authorization or a doctor's authorization to do that? A. No. That's wrong. No question about it. Q. And that's the practice of medicine -- A. Yeah. Q. -- in your opinion? A. Yeah.


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