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George Floyd ‘Did Not Die From a Drug Overdose,’ Cardiologist Testifies
Dr. Jonathan Rich, a cardiologist called to testify in the trial of Derek Chauvin, said the condition of George Floyd’s heart and drug use did not contribute to his death, as the defense has claimed.
“So you considered whether or not Mr. Floyd might have passed away from a primary or heart event or a drug overdose. Did you reach an opinion or conclusion to a reasonable degree of medical certainty as to whether either of those two causes explained Mr. Floyd’s death?” “Yes, I did.” “Would you tell us your opinion?” “Sure, after reviewing all of the facts and evidence of the case, I can state with a high degree of medical certainty that George Floyd did not die from a primary cardiac event and he did not die from a drug overdose. As far as I can tell from reviewing all of the facts of the case, I see no evidence at all to suggest that a fentanyl overdose caused Mr. Floyd’s death.” “What role do you feel that methamphetamine — methamphetamine played in Mr. Floyd’s cause of death?” “I feel it played no substantive role at all. I believe that Mr. George Floyd’s death was absolutely preventable.”
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