Berkowitz and Hanna LLC has learned that Joan Rivers’ daughter is considering filing a lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy based on the wrongful death of her famous mother.

Melissa Rivers has engaged a New York city law firm to file a wrongful death suit against the upper East Side clinic where the comic went into cardiac arrest during a procedure in August. The case is likely to be based on medical malpractice, as the city’s Medical Examiner found that the comedian’s oxygen supply was cut off while undergoing a procedure at the clinic. Rivers visited the clinic to undergo an endoscopy to evaluate “voice changes and gastroesophageal reflux disease.” Rivers went into a coma and died one week after the procedure.

Berkowitz and Hanna LLC understands that medical malpractice and negligence in even routine procedures can happen in a variety of ways, ranging from doctor mistakes to improper techniques. Mistakes made by medical professionals can lead to irreversible, traumatic injuries and even a wrongful death. The firm will keep an eye on Melissa Rivers’ case and continue to report developments.

Berkowitz and Hanna LLC did not represent any of the parties in this case

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