Melissa Rivers Sues N.Y.C. Clinic Where Joan Rivers Stopped Breathing

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    By Michele Corriston

    @mcorriston
    01/26/2015 AT 06:30 PM EST

    Joan Rivers's daughter is suing the New York City clinic where the comedian underwent the surgery that led to her death.

    Melissa Rivers says she filed a lawsuit against the Yorkville Endoscopy Center, calling it "one of the most difficult decisions I've ever had to make." Joan stopped breathing during a throat procedure on her vocal cords there in August and died a week later. She was 81.

    "What ultimately guided me was my unwavering belief that no family should ever have to go through what my mother, [my son] Cooper and I have been through," Melissa said in a statement Monday. "The level of medical mismanagement, incompetency, disrespect, and outrageous behavior is shocking and frankly, almost incomprehensible.

    "Not only did my mother deserve better, every patient deserves better. It is my goal to make sure that this kind of horrific medical treatment never happens to anyone again."

    In November, the New York State Dept. of Health found that mistakes made by Joan's personal doctor and the clinic's staff caused her irreversible brain damage.

    "The physicians in charge of the care of the patient failed to identify deteriorating vital signs and provide timely intervention during the procedure," according to the department's report.

    WATCH: Melissa Rivers's Emotional Tribute to Her Late Mother
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Yeah, Joan had nothing to do with making bad choices.

    Blame everyone else.
     
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    What is she suing for? She wanted them to kill Joan quicker?

    COME ON YOU BASTARDS....THAT'S FUNNY.

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    Plus she was a 100 years old :jj:
     
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    Good luck with that. I don't know how NY's laws are regarding medical malpractice, but in AZ, the deck is STACKED in favor of the Defendants (the doctors/hospitals). The typical defense will be "that old bag was gonna croak regardless." Defense Verdict. The end.
     
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    May your next doctor also perform unauthorized procedures on you when you are unconscious :up:
     
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    They have already assigned the judge. Good luck Melissa !
     
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    She a hard ass?
     
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    What kind of reputable doctors are going to perform elective surgery on an 81 year-old woman?!
     
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    Huge testament to Joan. Even from her death she is making money.

    Her appointment book will have hologram gigs.
     
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    She's the one who threw Howard's case out when he tried to sue Sirius a few years ago.
    Judge Kapnick.
     
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    Ahhh
     
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    No. She's a saint! Maybe even a Shed member!!
     
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    Whoa :omg:
     
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    Melissa should think this decision through a little more.
    It's obvious that she's a fan of plastic surgery just like her mom was.
    When the word gets out among the doctors that she is going on the sue warpath she might have a hard time finding anyone good willing to do her surgeries in the future.
     
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    Typical Jew broad.

    Maybe Melissa should consider suing the plastic surgeons that fucked up Joan's face?

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    Melissa is the hottest girl we've ever had here, right Robin.
     
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    Really?
     
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    I think her point is that doctors that were preforming a non-cosmetic surgery killed her mother. They failed to provide basic care. She claims they ignored her vital signs.