The doctor responsible for the medical treatment of Britney Spears died suddenly, just a few weeks before the judge in her conservatory case received a report focusing on whether she received appropriate treatment.
Dr. Timothy Benson died in Santa Monica, CA on August 24. The cause of death was not disclosed, but sources tell us that the 48-year-old psychiatrist died of an aneurysm.
The timing is considerable. Sources related to Britney tell TMZ that the court will receive a report within ten days from an assessor appointed by the court who has spent more than 3 months determining whether her medical and other care was appropriate.
Our sources say that during a hearing last spring, questions were asked about Britney’s medical care. It’s no secret … Britney’s mother, Lynne, has criticized Jamie Spears’s handling of the conservatory and the medical care her daughter has received. The questions revolved around the medication Britney received for her serious mental health problems.
The evaluation was arranged after questions were asked earlier this year about Britney entering a psychiatric institution. Sources related to Jamie claim that the medicine she used had lost efficacy and doctors had difficulty finding a new combination. But others say they were stunned by what they felt like a sudden turn – they say that Britney was going full steam ahead with a new show, and then suddenly was completely eliminated.
Some have the expertise of Dr. Benson questioned the treatment of serious psychological problems. He developed a name for himself and worked with NBA and NFL teams that inspired athletes to achieve success. He is a board-certified psychiatrist, but we are told that some people in Britney’s life felt they needed someone who worked full-time on serious psychological problems.
The reporter’s report is only one problem that the court has to deal with. As we reported, Jamie has filed papers and will appear in court Monday to ask a judge to temporarily release him from conservatory duties until January, and to place her case manager, Jodi Montgomery, in the role of conservator during the iterum.
Jamie says he is sick and cannot perform the tasks, but there is a bigger problem. He is forbidden to make contact with Britney’s children after he was supposed to have 13-year-old Sean. Kevin Federline has submitted a police report and the police are investigating it.
It seems unlikely that Jamie could be the curator of Britney until the matter is resolved, because the curator is ultimately responsible for the well-being of the children and that is difficult to do if you cannot communicate with them.
Our sources say Monday’s hearing may not be eventful. We have been told that there is no real objection to Montgomery coming in for the short term. But, depending on the reporter’s report and the way the investigation of the attack goes … Jamie’s long-term perspective to remain a curator is in the air.