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.
Posted Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 4:16pm
Filed under Joan Rivers
Nicholas Hoult is definitely one of my top 10 celeb crushes…BUT, I kinda wish he had more to say in defense of his ex, Jennifer Lawrence!
Hoult, who appeared on Good Day New York on Oct. 9 alongside movie director Jake Paltrow, was asked if he would weigh in on the scandal involving JLaw’s photos being hacked and shared worldwide.
While he didn’t confirm or deny he was the recipient of the photos (bummer), Hoult did have something to say:
“It’s shocking that things like that happen in the world. It’s a shame,” said Hoult.
And then he clammed up. C’mon, dude! This is a girl you dated LDR for four years; certainly you have more to add. And when you do, I’ll be here to listen!
Posted Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 1:13pm
Filed under Jennifer Lawrence
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According to a source involved in the investigation, someone made a fatal error in medical procedure that led to Joan Rivers‘ death.
As we’ve all read, The Medical Examiner issued a public statement saying that the comedy legend’s death was the result of a therapeutic, predictable complication aggravated by the Propofol administered to her. Still, sources tell TMZ that the complication did NOT involve the Propofol at all, but was a result of the procedure itself…which is disturbing, to say the least.
The source connected to the investigation tells TMZ that were no “underlying causes or contributing factors” involving Rivers’ health, and that it appears someone was at fault for the comedian’s passing. An investigation continues into the matter, especially on whether her oxygen levels were being properly monitored.
People in Joan’s life have keyed in on the word “predictable,” possibly looking into a malpractice action because sometimes, “predictable” in med lingo could also mean “preventable.”
What do you think- should the family consider suing? Miss Rivers probably would have!
Posted Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 8:08am
Filed under Joan Rivers
“Scandal” star Kerry Washington had to hide her growing baby bump during the filming of the show and is now opening up about the decision to conceal her pregnancy.
She said, “I work very physically as an actor. The biggest thing for me has been the challenge of how to be this person with the personal transformation that’s going on for me physically and how to stay true to this character.”
She went on to say, “That hasn’t been easy. It’s been an awesome challenge for me as an actor because so much of how I access character is through my body. It’s definitely been complicated, to say the least. I’ve learned a lot about other ways to access Olivia and be her.”
Of course, she did have some help in the show’s costume designer Lyn Paolo and Shonda Rhimes. She said, “I’m just grateful for how hard everybody has worked to maintain the authenticity of this character in this world. I’m grateful to Lyn Paolo and all our producers.”
With regard to the showrunners ever incorporating the pregnancy into the plot, she added, “The decision of whether or not a character would be on a similar journey, I had nothing to do with that decision. I trust Shonda with all things. I feel very grateful that we have such an amazing team that was able to protect the character within the context of what the actress was going through.”
Are you a “Scandal” fan?
Source, Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet
Posted Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 9:09am
Filed under Kerri Washington