The tragic death of the Joan Rivers was such heart breaking news. The comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and starred with her daughter on E! in Fashion Police, died September 4, 2014 at age 81. Rivers went in last year for a procedure to check on a raspy throat, fell unconscious and never woke up. Joan Rivers, died of brain damage due to lack of oxygen after she stopped breathing during an endoscopy at Yorkville Endoscopy, her death was classified as a therapeutic complication.
Later on, an investigation was ordered by the Federal Center for Medicare and Medical Services and they found that the clinic made several errors. Those errors include failure to keep proper medication records and snapping selfies with Rivers while she laid on the surgery bed unconscious. The clinic also failed to get consent for every procedure that was performed and also failed to record River’s weight before the sedation medication. According to News “Investigators discovered that the clinic’s medical director, Lawrence Cohen, allowed River’s private doctor, celebrity ear-nose-and-throat specialist Gwen Korovin, to do the unauthorized biopsy windpipe examination even though Korovin wasn’t cleared to work at the clinic.”
Yorkville is in danger of losing its federal accreditation in March. Which would bar it from charging Medicare or Medicaid for procedures on any of its patients. The level of malpractice in this situation is unbelievable. The lack of care and cautiousness that occurred is beyond belief. No one realized how serious the situation was until their was no turn around point. The River’s family did not deserve to be put through such pain because of negligence on behalf of a few doctors. If the doctors would have simply abided by the rules and performed their job correctly Jones would still be here today. Melissa Rivers, Joan’s daughter is pursuing a million dollar medical malpractice lawsuit to ensure that this never happens to anyone else. Ambulatory care centers need to have the same oversight that hospitals have to ensure that patients are treated properly and with care.
Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Myrtle Beach are experienced attorneys who will make sure to assist through every step of the way. The Rivers family needs closure and by making sure justice is served will help them cope with the traumatic experience. Our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina are aware of these dangers. The last thing a victim or family member should be concerned with is how to cover the costs of their loved one’s medical expenses or worse, funeral arrangements. Our South Carolina Wrongful Death Attorney can answer any questions or concern that you may have. We can help you recover for your or your loved one’s medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitative costs, and any other expenses associated with the incident. No amount of money will take away the pain or bring your loved one back, but the process will often bring some type of closure and hold the accountable party responsible for their negligence. Here at The Mace Firm, we are advocates for victims and seek to provide them the best representation possible.
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