Pontiac, Michigan -- Oakland County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Ljubisa Dragovic is resting comfortably Friday at a downtown Detroit hospital where he was treated following a medical incident in a Wayne County courtroom. Dr. Kanubhai Virani will assume chief medical examiner duties for Oakland County while Dr. Dragovic recovers. There is no date set for Dr. Dragovic's discharge or return to work.
Dr. Dragovic, a nationally-renowned forensic pathologist, was testifying Thursday in Wayne County Circuit Judge Richard M. Skutt's courtroom in the homicide case of People v. Kelly Slominski as a defense witness for the Todd Flood Law Firm when the medical incident occurred.
Mike Zehnder, Oakland County's director of public services, thanked everyone in Judge Skutt's courtroom who helped Dr. Dragovic. "From what I hear, there were several people in the courtroom who knew just what to do," Zehnder said. "On behalf of Brooks and the administration, Oakland County thanks each and every one of them for their quick action."
In addition, Zehnder said the administration wishes Dr. Dragovic a complete and speedy recovery. "Dr. Dragovic is among the top forensic pathologists in the country. We send him our best wishes," Zehnder said.
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