Recent news suggests a wrongful death claim may be filed by the daughter of late comedian Joan Rivers. Melissa Rivers has hired a law firm to investigate the clinic where her mother went into cardiac arrest.
The move could lead to the filing of a multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic on the Upper East Side.
Rivers, 81, went into cardiac arrest at Yorkville Endoscopy Aug. 28 following a minor, elective vocal cord procedure. Her doctor reportedly performed an unscheduled biopsy during the procedure.
The comedian’s vocal cords seized, a condition called laryngospasm, and cut off her air supply, according to reports.
She died a week later at Mount Sinai Hospital.
The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office said Rivers’ suffered brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.
The clinic has since been placed under investigation by the New York State Department of Health.
If you suspect a loved one has passed because of medical negligence you may be able to file a wrongful death claim seeking damages for your loss. The trusted New Jersey wrongful death attorneys at Breslin and Breslin can investigate your claim and help determine whether you are entitled to compensation. For a free, no-risk case evaluation call 201-546-5881