what went wrong with joan rivers' surgery

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  1. skylarbrie

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    What went wrong with your childhood?

    Just post the fucking story, nitwit.

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    Here’s what the complaint says happened.

    Before the procedure:

    Before she went under anesthesia, Rivers signed a written consent form allowing for surgical procedures, including an upper endoscopy (which examines the digestive tract) and possible biopsy. In the procedure room were Lawrence Cohen, then the medical director of the clinic, and Renuka Bankulla, an anesthesiologist. Rivers’s personal doctor, Gwen Korovin (an ear, nose and throat specialist) was also in the room.

    That is a key point in the complaint: That Korovin a) should not have been allowed into the room while the procedure was taking place and b) was not allowed or licensed to perform any medical procedures at the clinic. But clinic staff did not stop her, the complaint alleges.

    During the procedure:

    Korovin took the lead and performed a transnasal laryngoscopy on Rivers (which examines the back of someone’s throat and vocal box), even though that wasn’t initially discussed. The complaint says Bankulla raised questions given that Rivers had not authorized the additional procedure — but Cohen ignored the objections and allowed Korovin to go on with the laryngoscopy.

    The complaint notes that during the laryngoscopy, Bankulla had trouble keeping Rivers’s oxygen saturation at a safe level, and her oxygen dipped again during the endoscopy. The doctors “failed to properly observe and monitor Joan Rivers’s vital signs which were deteriorating,” it states, adding that her blood pressure and pulse were also dropping.

    When the endoscopy was done, Korovin wanted to do another laryngoscopy. Again, a concerned Bankulla raised objections. The complaint says that Cohen told Bankulla that she was “being paranoid.” And even though Rivers was sedated at a lighter level after the endoscopy — which left her vocal cords at greater risk of irritation from the medical instruments — Korovin went on to do the procedure one more time.

    The suspicious selfie:

    One bit of gossip that circulated after Rivers’ death was that one of the doctors snapped photos of Rivers while she was under anesthesia. The complaint alleges that Cohen, in fact, took out his phone and took pictures of Rivers with Korovin. He said that Rivers possibly “will like to see these in the recovery area.”

    After the procedure:

    Rivers began suffering from bradycardia (when the heart rate slows down to dangerous levels) and a “code blue” was called. The doctors also noticed her oxygen levels were dropping, but that none of them “ordered, performed or recommended the appropriate emergency treatment.” Also, the complaint says, when Cohen finally looked to Korovin to perform an emergency procedure to help the oxygen flow, Korovin had already left the room and “abandoned her patient.” Twelve minutes after the doctors called “code blue,” someone dialed 911 for an ambulance.

    Ultimately, the complaint states, “None of the medical personnel at Yorkville Endoscopy who were present during the procedures performed on Joan Rivers possessed the knowledge, training and ability to handle the medical emergency.” Rivers died a week later at a Manhattan hospital.
     
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    teehee Friend Of The Friendless VIP

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    Can you imagine a creep taking pics of you on the operating table. Pathetic...
     
  4. Captainjapan

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    Pretty sure what went wrong is that she died. Otherwise the surgery was a success
     
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    markluke Well-Known Member

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    Korovin ain't a sexy doctor broad...

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    Sounds like multiple parties were at fault - Korovin primarily. The press has made it sound like gross negligence, but as usual there's more to the story.

    I find it really disturbing that an office full of doctors weren't trained in necessary emergency procedures. I suspect this was them trying to cover their Malpractice asses.

    It's good that Melissa is going through with this lawsuit - she deserves to know about what really happened and who screwed up - and until they put these Dr's under oath she's going to get half-truths.

    I've had endoscopies - and have always been lead to believe they are simple procedures. Melissa is doing the public a service by going through with this.

    Look at the photo of Korovin in (what appears to be) her office - look at all the star photos - she appears to be Dr. Star-fucker.
     
  7. HorsetoothBeth

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    I'd sue too.
     
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    this paints an entirely different story than the one Melissa Rivers is flapping her gums with... If Joans dr bogarted the procedure and went in for seconds, shes entirely at fault. This is more of the dangers of a rogue doctor than a complicated medical procedure. The fact that she abandonded her client also speaks volumes...
     
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    I'd sue sounds like this was a huge cluster fuck...
     
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    Joan had a great life and a good run.
    Dont worry you wount feel a thing.
     
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    I would like to know if Rivers knew that Korvin was present at the facility. If she wasn't allowed / licensed to practice there then the only reason she was there was because she was there with Rivers. Therefore, was it just assumed or arranged that she would operate on Rivers and that this office was either used because it was convenient or had the necessary equipment? How did she just "take the lead" if she shouldn't have been there?

    Finally, what about the damages resulting from loss of air filling time on Wiggy's show due to Rivers' death? Wiggy is a huge victim in this tragic tale.
     
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    Well, that would explain it then.


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    I'm sure they will settle out of court but the real issue is that Joan Rivers was far to old to be doing elective vanity surgery. There are huge risks in surgery for anyone let alone someone over 72 your odds rise exponentially at that point.

    As far as the doctors they are all vain and arrogant and probably have done this stuff a million times "out of procedure" and thought nothing of it. I have had numerous surgeries and the doctor took a look at something else just to be sure. Better then paying for a whole other surgery


    People need to relax. This stuff happens surgery is a huge risk. If Joan Rivers didn't want to accept that risk at her age SHE SHOULD of never agreed to surgery
     
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    Holy shit that face is burnt into my retinas
     
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    what would Jesus do...