Medical Examiner: Joan Rivers Died Of "therapeutic complications"

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  1. BethSucks

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    Joan Rivers died from 'therapeutic complications,' medical examiner says
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    (CNN) -- Comedian Joan Rivers died of "therapeutic complications" during a procedure to evaluate her "voice changes" and stomach reflux, the New York medical examiner said Thursday.

    "The classification of a death as a therapeutic complication means that the death resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy," the report said.

    Rivers, 81, died September 4, a week after an appointment at Manhattan's Yorkville Endoscopy clinic.

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    The medical examiner's investigation ruled that the cause of death was "anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest," a medical description of brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen.

    The arrest happened "during laryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with propofol sedation for evaluation of voice changes and gastroesophageal reflux disease," the medical examiner's officer said.

    The initial report did not name the doctor or doctors who performed the procedures.

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    What happened?

    Several clinic workers told investigators that the August 28 appointment began with Rivers' personal throat doctor, Dr. Gwen Korovin, performing a laryngoscopy, which involves using a device to view a patient's vocal folds, a source close to the investigation told CNN last month.

    Gastroenterologist Dr. Lawrence Cohen, who was the medical director of the clinic until resigning after Rivers' death, then performed an endoscopy intended to diagnose why she was suffering a sore throat and hoarseness, the source said.

    Cohen detected something of concern, the source said.

    Korovin then began a second laryngoscopy to again view River's vocal cords, the source said. It was at that time that her vocal cords began to swell, leading to a cutoff of oxygen to her lungs and ultimately to cardiac arrest, according to the source.

    Korovin was authorized only to observe Cohen, who performed the procedure, since she was not certified by Yorkville Endoscopy clinic, as required by New York health law, the source said.

    Investigators have found no prior consent form signed by Rivers authorizing a procedure by Korovin, the source said. It was unclear if Rivers had given verbal consent to the biopsy before being sedated.

    But Korovin denied "performing an unauthorized procedure" before the comedian suffered cardiac arrest, a source close to the doctor told CNN last month.

    Paramedics rushed Rivers from the clinic to New York's Mount Sinai Hospital a mile away, where she was kept on life support until she died a week later.

    CNN's Brian Vitagliano contributed to this report.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/16/showbiz/joan-rivers-cause-of-death/index.html
     
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    *Photo(shop) by Howard Stern?
     
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    yea bitch was so old i say

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    It looks like someone built her face out of color forms on a white back-ground.
     
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    I wonder if the doc takes selfies with new patients

    Melissa Rivers will sue doctor suspected of causing Joan Rivers' death: report

    Dr. Gwen Korovin, the Upper East Side doctor who performed an unscheduled biopsy on the 81-year-old comedian during a throat procedure, continues to see patients.
    BY BILL HUTCHINSON

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    Melissa Rivers (right), seen after her mother's funeral services, plans to sue the doctor who's being investigated in the comedian's death, according to a report.

    Joan Rivers’ daughter is moving ahead with plans to sue the Upper East Side doctor at the center of an investigation into her mother’s death, a friend said.

    Dr. Gwen Korovin, suspected of triggering the 81-year-old comedian’s demise by performing an unscheduled biopsy, continues to see patients — and is even accepting new ones.


    “It’s very difficult to discuss something so unpleasant with her, but she is going to launch a lawsuit,” a friend of Melissa Rivers told the **********.

    “Korovin maintains privileges at one of the city’s most prestigious hospitals. She is respected and admired by her peers in the medical community and she is revered by her patients,” Korovin’s lawyer, Michael Kelton, said in a statement released to the **********.

    Rivers went into cardiac and respiratory arrest on Aug. 28 while undergoing a throat procedure at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic on the Upper East Side. She died at Mount Sinai Hospital on Sept. 4.
     
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    So, a Jewish broad doctor kills another Jewish broad, leading to the dead Jewish broad's daughter, yet another Jewish broad, to sue the Jewish Broad doctor.




    Wonder who the attorneys will be...?
     
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    Sounds like she was treated very unprofessionally and now everyone is trying to cover their asses. She should not have died.
     
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    Gloria Allred ;)
     
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    More like Alan Dershowitz.
     
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    Sounds like someone's in TROUUUUUUBBBBBBBBBLE
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    That kid is adorbs. He must take after his dad.:dontknow:
     
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