Britney Spears Doctor Suddenly Dies As Conervatorship Case Draws Near

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The doctor who was responsible for Britney Spears health treatment suddenly died, just weeks before the judge in her conservatorship case will receive a report focusing on whether she was receiving appropriate treatment.

The 48-year-old Dr., died in Santa Monica, CA on August 24. The doctor’s cause of death has not been disclosed, but sources tell us Timothy Benson who was a psychiatrist died from an aneurysm.

It’s a ignificant timing. Close sources to Britney Spears told TMZ the judge will receive a report within the next 10 days from a court-appointed evaluator who has spent more than 3 months determining if her medical and other care was appropriate.

We learnt that during a hearing last spring, questions were raised about Britney’s medical care. It’s no secret Britney’s mom, Lynne, has been critical of Jamie Spears handling of the conservatorship and the medical care her daughter has been getting. The questions revolved around the medications Britney was receiving for her serious mental health issues.

Britney Spears

However, the evaluation was ordered after questions were raised over Britney entering a mental health facility earlier this year. Jamie’s close source claim the medicine she was taking had lost its efficacy, and doctors were struggling to find a new combination. But, others say they were baffled by what they felt was a sudden turn they say Britney was going full steam ahead with a new show, and then suddenly became all but incapacitated.

People questioned Dr. Benson’s expertise in treating serious mental health issues. He developed a name for himself working with NBA and NFL teams inspiring athletes to achieve success. He’s a board-certified psychiatrist, but we’re told some people in Britney’s life felt she needed someone who worked full-time on serious mental health issues.

Although, the evaluator’s report is just one issue facing the judge. Jamie has filed papers and will appear in court Monday asking a judge to temporarily relieve him of conservatorship duties until January, and put her case manager, Jodi Montgomery, in the conservator’s role during the iterum.

Jamie asserts that he’s ill and for that reason he can’t perform the duties, but there’s a bigger issue. He’s prohibited from having any contact with Britney’s kids after allegedly putting his hands on 13-year-old Sean. Kevin Federline filed a police report and cops are investigating.

It seems improbable Jamie could be Britney’s conservator until the case is resolved, since the conservator is ultimately responsible for the welfare of the children and that’s hard to do when you can’t interact with them.

Our sources say Monday’s hearing should be non-eventful. We’re told there’s no real objection to Montgomery stepping in for the short term. But, depending on the evaluator’s report and the way the assault investigation goes Jamie’s long-term prospect for staying conservator is up in the air.

 

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