Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Joan Rivers's Doctor 'Took a Selfie' With The Comedian As She Was Under Anesthesia

A new report emerging says that Joan Rivers‘ doctor took a selfie with the comedienne while she was under general anesthesia for her throat procedure.
 According to CNN, a Yorkville Endoscopy staff member told investigators the photograph was taken while Rivers was in the procedure room.

 The 81-year-old entertainer went to the clinic to undergo a scheduled endoscopy by gastroenterologist and the clinic's medical director Dr. Lawrence Cohen, according to reports.
Investigators believe that Rivers' vocal chords began to swell during the allegedly unauthorized biopsy, cutting off the flow of oxygen to her lungs, which led to cardiac arrest on the morning of August 29. The physician, who performed the biopsy hasn't been identified.

On Friday Yorkville Endoscopy announced Dr. Cohen was no longer medical director of the clinic, located in Manhattan. Reports are conflicting as to whether he voluntarily stepped down or was fired.

 “Dr. Cohen is not currently performing procedures at Yorkville Endoscopy, nor is he currently serving as medical director,” a spokesperson from the clinic said in a statement obtained by TheWrap.On Sept. 5 the New York Medical Examiner's Office told
TheWrap that the autopsy on Rivers’ body did not yield a firm cause or manner of death, and that further studies would be conducted to determine exactly how she died following the Aug. 28 procedure.

Rivers was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, but did not recover. She was placed in a medically-induced coma and had been on life support when she died on Sept. 4.


Eddy Duke said...

That doctor need to be investigated well, a doctor is suppose to be saving lives not taking selfies with someone who is under anesthesia.

Anonymous said...

Why are they hiding the doctor's identity?. Taking a selfie is not nice. The doc needs to be jailed~Jady

Oge chukwura said...

Can u imagine that doctor need to be behind bars