Joan Rivers' Daughter, Melissa, Files Lawsuit Against Clinic
Melissa Rivers is suing the clinic where her mother, Joan Rivers, stopped breathing and eventually died during a routine procedure.By Matt Picht | January 26, 2015
Melissa Rivers, daughter of the late Joan Rivers, is suing the clinic where her mother developed fatal complications during a routine surgery.
The lawsuit, filed Monday, accuses Yorkville Endoscopy of negligence for a procedure it performed on Rivers Aug. 28. Rivers stopped breathing and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in a coma, where she passed away on Sept. 4.
The New York Daily News reports the allegations in the suit include performing a biopsy without Rivers' consent, ignoring signs that Rivers' vitals were failing and taking selfies with Rivers while she was under.