New Details Leaked as Second Pathologist Called in To Investigate Travolta Tragedy

January 4, 2009

Bahamas (ChattahBox) – The Bahamas’ health minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis, told reporters Saturday that he was planning on using two pathologists for the autopsy of John Travolta’s teenage son, Jett. Dr. Hubert Minnis decided to use a second specialist to guarantee a thorough assessment of what might have caused Jett Travolta’s death. Minnis himself was an obstetrician for Anna Nicole Smith, the former Playboy playmate who died from an accidental drug overdose and is buried in the Bahamas alongside her son.
The measure is to ensure that a thorough examination is done into the tragedy, and to make sure that nothing at all will be missed.

The second pathologist, a US-certified forensic doctor, will be flown in from Nassau on Monday to help with the autopsy. Travolta hopes to have his son immediately sent to Florida afterward for funeral proceedings. While the exact details of Jett’s death have not been officially released, a Bahamas’ police officer, speaking under the assurance of anonymity, told press that the 16-year-old had gone into a seizure as part of a previously known condition, and hit his head on the side of the bathtub.

Meanwhile Travolta’s lawyers, Michael Ossi and Michael McDermott apparently leaked to TMZ that Jett suffered grand mal seizures that were “frequent and extremely serious,” for years.  They were so bad, “each seizure was like a death,” with Jett losing consciousness and convulsing.

Jett reportedly took a drug called Depokate for “several years,” reducing his seizures from an average of every four days, to approximately once every three weeks. But the drug eventually lost its effectiveness, according to the lawyers. They say “it began to cause serious physical damage” including damage to Jett’s liver. And, Jett went back to having at least one seizure every four days. So Travolta and Preston, after consulting neurosurgeons, stopped administering the drug.

Regardless of this report because Travolta is a practicing Scientologist, count on new rumors and stories blaming the actor for withholding medical treatment.

Reported by: Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip


One Response to “New Details Leaked as Second Pathologist Called in To Investigate Travolta Tragedy”

  1. jacque mckinney on January 4th, 2009 4:54 pm

    I doubt that by taking a child with epileptic seizures completely off of medication that had lost some of its’ effectiveness, any reputable physician would recommend no further treatment with meds. The family obviously did not have recommendations from a reputable epileptologist. There is no way a neurosurgeon would be the choice of physicians for unmanageable seizures. There are many many good treatment options today, with minimal side effects. I know this from experience with my own child. This is a very sad situation, and it appears to be one of ignorance as much as anything. I once had a physician tell me that no one dies from seizures, and I do believe this is proof positive that they do.

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