This is a case that we have seen in the main stream media coming since the death of Joan Rivers’ on September 4, 2014 as the Rivers’ Family retains legal counsel to investigate and evaluate the medical procedure that is linked to the passing of the famous late star of comedy.
The first thing that came to my mind as I watched stunned that the vibrant Rivers was no longer with us to entertain us and make us laugh in so many instances was, “How did this Happen?”
As an attorney who has talked to hundreds of potential medical malpractice clients in her career, I know exactly how this can happen, but no matter how many times you hear a story and how many cases you become intimately involved in, I am still shocked in many cases at the negligence of the medical profession and the results when someone is met head on with said negligence.
The case of the late Joan Rivers is not yet completed and there will be much to do to uncover what has really happened in this situation. Medical Records will be gathered, experts in the field will evaluate the records, the health department findings will be evaluated and compared to the findings of medical experts (some of whom may very well become expert witnesses if this case is filed and goes to court), the medical examiner’s findings will be evaluated and re-evaluated, and every inch of the investigation with be scrutinized by legal counsel every step of the way.
There will be a watchful eye on whether or not the clinic where Ms. Rivers had a procedure and, during said procedure, her heart stopped after sedation and she lacked oxygen to her brain causing her to die of low blood oxygen according to the New York City Medical Examiner, was negligent.
My heart goes out to every soul and to Ms. Rivers’ family as they await answers to these very tough questions. It is hard enough to grieve the loss so great as that of a parent or other loved one, and then to complicate that process with the thought that someone might be responsible for taking that life before its time. That is an almost unbearable thought in the light of any loss.
I will continue my discussion of this case in my next blog post titled, “To Answer the Question, “How did this Happen?,” Ms. Joan Rivers’ Family Retains Counsel to Investigate the potential Medical Malpractice that may be linked to the Passing of the Late Female Star of Comedy ~ part 2.”
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