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Posted on July 21, 2016 by

The Late Joan Rivers’ Daughter Sues for Medical Malpractice After Mom’s Throat Procedure

While it may be true that medical malpractice can be difficult to prove, in the case of the late Joan Rivers, the facts surrounding it make it seem as though it’s an open and shut case.

According to an article and video on the Fox News Insider website, Rivers went to a clinic in New York with complaints of a sore throat. She was scheduled for an endoscopy under mild sedation in order to determine the cause of her pain, and this procedure is generally very standard and routine. However, according to Rivers’ daughter everything did not go according to plan.

Rivers consented to one procedure, and her daughter states that she received three. Lawyers indicate that there were doctors present during the procedures who did not have privileges at the clinic, and Rivers had to be rushed to the local emergency room where she was placed on life support after her throat closed up.

As your St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys, we feel it’s important to remind you that anyone can be at risk of being the victim of medical malpractice. Perhaps you have not lost a loved one, but you’ve suffered injuries at the hands of your doctors that should not have occurred. Talking with a St. Louis medical malpractice attorney will help you understand what your rights are, and whether or not you have a reason to sue for damages and compensation.