Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Report: Joan Rivers’ Air Supply Was Cut Off From Unexpected Throat Biopsy

The routine surgical procedure that ultimately took the life of Joan Rivers was the result of an unplanned biopsy on her vocal cords, according to The New York Daily News. The procedure is one that should not be conducted outside of a hospital, according to medical experts who spoke with the New York Daily News. Rivers underwent the procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy in New York, which generally deals with digestive issues.

 The biopsy caused the “Fashion Police” star's vocal cords to seize, known as laryngospasm. The medical source told the paper that had this procedure been done in a hospital, Rivers may have survived. The source further alleges that Rivers had only signed off on an endoscopy.

Representatives for Joan Rivers, as well as her daughter Melissa, did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment.
Last week, the New York Medical Examiner's Office told TheWrap that the completed autopsy of Rivers’ body did not yield a firm cause or manner of death, and that further studies would be conducted to determine how she died.
Reports were that she stopped breathing while undergoing the throat surgery on Aug. 28. Rivers was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, but the comedienne did not recover. She was put in a medically-induced coma and put on life support, but she passed away on Sept. 4.

Culled: Yahoo news


Anonymous said...

Her death could have been averted. The sad news is that she is gone. Thanks jady for asking after me, I was too busy at the office yesterday. Yeah sometimes I just right my name without my last name. same NKechi Oluka

Eddy Duke said...

The hospital should be sued

Anonymous said...

@Nkechi, i thought as much. @Eddy,why suing the hospital?, she should know that for her age there are certain things your body cannot accept. I wish she didn't die but will suing them bring her back to life?~Jady