Melissa Rivers is taking some action against the docs who performed surgery on Joan Rivers prior to her September 2014 death!
According to TMZ and The New York Daily News, Rivers claims gross medical malpractice, alleging that the doctors didn’t think to perform a tracheotomy on Rivers, who stopped breathing after the unplanned biopsy that caused her death. There was also some other shady crap that happened, as detailed by US Weekly:
“The level of medical mismanagement, incompetency, disrespect and outrageous behavior is shocking and frankly, almost incomprehensible,” Melissa wrote in the lawsuit. “Not only did my mother deserve better, every patient deserves better.”
The Fashion Police producer is also suing her late mom’s personal doctor, Gwen Korovin. According to the documents, Korovin should not have been permitted in the room where the procedure was being performed but jumped in and announced, “I’ll go first.”
The lawsuit also claims that another doctor, as previously reported, took photos of an unconscious Joan on a cellphone.
“Had doctors acted as physicians for Joan Rivers instead of groupies, Joan Rivers would have been doing Fashion Police last week,” Melissa’s lawyer, Jeffrey Bloom, told the New York Daily News, who was first to report the lawsuit.
As you know, Rivers was then hospitalized and placed in an induced coma for seven days. I didn’t know about the cell phone photos and all that- it makes me kinda sick. Who are these people?! Sounds like they deserve to be sued.