Melissa Rivers, Joan Rivers’ daughter, decided to file a lawsuit over the death of her famous mom. The popular comedian passed away due to some complications after a routine throat procedure. Ever since it has been revealed that Joan Rivers developed certain health complications, it has been claimed that Melissa will file legal action against those who treated her mom.
Now, reports reveal that the daughter of the famous comedian plans on filing a multimillion-dollar medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit. Apparently, the lawsuit will be filed both against the clinic and against the doctors who performed the controversial procedure on Joan Rivers.
Following the death of the comedian, an investigation was conducted with the purpose to find out the exact cause which led to this sad situation. The investigation was conducted by the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. It reached the conclusion that the famous comedian died from low oxygen flow to the brain. Apparently, this was caused by a predictable complication of medical therapy.
Even before these results were revealed, the way the star was treated was highly debated. It has been claimed that the star’s doctor, Gwen Korovin, performed an unauthorized biopsy on the comedian. The star underwent an endoscopy to have her throat checked out. Unfortunately, during the procedure, the star’s air was cut out and she went into cardiac and respiratory arrest. The famous comedian went into coma and although she underwent treatment, she could not be saved.
Joan Rivers died on September 4, at Mount Sinai Hospital. She passed away at the age of 81. No official comments have been released by the clinic where Rivers underwent treatment or by her former doctor.
The lawsuit has not been filed yet, as Melissa first has to wait for the reading or her mom’s will. She is expected to be the legal executor of her mom’s estate, but the legal procedure has to be completed before a wrongful death suit can be filed. It is yet to see when Melissa Rivers will sue the medical clinic and what they have to say in their defense.