News Melissa Rivers receives "substantial" settlement

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    Settlement Reached in Joan Rivers Malpractice Case

    The family of Joan Rivers reached a settlement with the doctors and clinic it had sued for malpractice over the 81-year-old comedian’s death in 2014, lawyers for the family said on Thursday. The doctors accepted responsibility for Ms. Rivers’s death, although the dollar amount of the settlement was not disclosed.

    In 2015, Ms. Rivers’s daughter, Melissa, filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court in Manhattan against Yorkville Endoscopy, a for-profit outpatient surgery center, where Ms. Rivers was undergoing a relatively routine procedure when she died. The suit also named Dr. Gwen Korovin, an ear, nose and throat specialist; Dr. Renuka Bankulla, the main anesthesiologist, and two other anesthesiologists; and Dr. Lawrence Cohen, who stepped down as the clinic’s medical director.

    Melissa Rivers said in a statement that she was happy to be “able to put the legal aspects of my mother’s death behind me and ensure that those culpable for her death have accepted responsibility for their actions quickly and without equivocation.”

    She said she hoped no one had to go through what her family had endured and vowed to “work towards ensuring higher safety standards in outpatient surgical clinics.”

    The lawyers for the Rivers family, Jeffrey Bloom and Ben Rubinowitz, said they did not reveal the amount of the settlement because they wanted to focus on improving patient care. But they said it was “substantial.”


    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/13/nyregion/settlement-reached-in-joan-rivers-malpractice-case.html
     
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    She was 81 FFS, all the money she had went to her daughter. Was this lawsuit really necessary?
     
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    I just gave my dog a salt and vinegar potatochip and he was like WTF nickel!
     
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    Odds killed Joan.
     
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    If only. :beer:
     
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    I liked joan rivers
    she had a personality
    so I approve of this nonsense as a result
     
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    She's entitled to the value of what she could have glommed off her mom had she lived.
     
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    Even in death, she's living off her mother.
     
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    I miss Joan. She was witty until the very end.
     
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    Will The Wig send her a bill now for his plagarized eulogy?

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    She'll spend all the money butchering her face.
     
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    Her lawyers were named Bloom and Robinowitz, what a shocker...

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    I'm sure this kind of thing happens all the time to non-celebrities too, but without the payday.
     
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    I'm going to say yes. The doctors came across as unprofessional at best and negligent, culpable in her death at worst. I'm glad they were forced to take responsibility.
     
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    "According to the notes, Dr. Bankulla, sensing something was amiss during the procedure, warned that Ms. Rivers’s vocal cords were extremely swollen, and that they could seize up.

    “You’re such a curious cat,” Dr. Cohen said, according to the suit. He dismissed the anesthesiologist’s concern as “paranoid” and let Dr. Korovin proceed, the suit said.

    Soon, Ms. Rivers’s vocal cords closed and she stopped breathing.

    Dr. Bankulla realized that Ms. Rivers was “suffering from an airway obstruction and/or laryngospasm,” a closing of the vocal cords, but did not demand a “crash cart,” which might have had a drug like succinylcholine to relax Ms. Rivers’s muscles and allow insertion of a breathing tube.

    Dr. Bankulla looked around for Dr. Korovin to punch a hole in Ms. Rivers’s throat — an emergency cricothyrotomy, which Dr. Korovin should have been trained to do — but Dr. Korovin had already left the clinic, according to Dr. Bankulla’s notes.

    Several chaotic minutes passed before 911 was called, according to the lawsuit.

    By that time, Ms. Rivers had gone into cardiac arrest.

    She died seven days later, after being taken off life support."



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