Joan Rivers Lawsuit Settlement Reached

Joan Rivers Lawsuit SettlementThe Joan Rivers malpractice lawsuit has settled for millions of dollars according to TMZ.com.

Melissa Rivers , the daughter of legendary comedian Joan Rivers sued Yorkville Endoscopy as well as Dr. Gwen Korovin, the doctor who allegedly was not authorized to be in the surgery room and was working on Joan when the emergency occurred.

Joan Rivers News

According to the gossip news website, the settlement came very quickly by legal standards … it never even reached the deposition stage.

As for the money, our sources would not be specific, but one source insinuated it is in the 8 figures.

You may recall one of the doctors took a cell phone pic of Joan when she was under, which became quite embarrassing for the clinic.

Melissa Rivers says she’s happy “those culpable for [Joan’s] death have accepted responsibility for their actions quickly and without equivocation.” She hopes the lawsuit and settlement will force an elevation of standards in outpatient surgery clinics.   More form TMZ Here

Joan Rivers Case:

On August 28, 2014, Rivers experienced serious complications and stopped breathing while undergoing what was scheduled as a minor throat procedure at an outpatient clinic in Yorkville, Manhattan. Resuscitated an hour later, Rivers was transferred to the hospital and later put on life support. She died on September 4 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, having never awoken from a medically induced coma. The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office said she died from brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen, and the details of her surgery would be investigated by officials. Rivers was 81 years old.

After nearly two months of investigations, federal officials said on November 10 that the clinic made a number of mistakes both before and during the procedure. Among those were the clinic’s failure to respond to Rivers’ deteriorating vital signs, including a severe drop in her blood pressure, possibly administering an incorrect anesthetic dosage, performing a surgical procedure without her consent, and other medical-clinic irregularities.[111][112]

On September 7, after Rivers’ cremation, a private memorial service took place at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. The service was attended by an estimated 1,500 people. The guest list included Rivers’ many celebrity friends, public figures and the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus singing old show tunes. Talk show host Howard Stern, delivering the eulogy, described Rivers as “brassy in public [and] classy in private … a troublemaker, trail blazer, pioneer for comics everywhere, … [who] fought the stereotypes that women can’t be funny.”  Daughter Melissa read a comedic note to her mother as part of her eulogy.

On January 26, 2015, Melissa Rivers filed a malpractice lawsuit against the clinic and doctors performing surgery on her mother.

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