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Rivers daughter 'outrage' over care

Joan Rivers' daughter is "outraged" by findings that errors were made at a Manhattan clinic where the comedian suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure, lawyers say.

A statement on behalf of Melissa Rivers says she will work to ensure the safety of future patients.

The federal Department of Health and Human Services in the US has given Yorkville Endoscopy until January 7 to correct deficiencies to avoid losing Medicare accreditation.

A state report released yesterday said the clinic "failed to identify deteriorating vital signs and provide timely intervention".

Rivers, who was 81, died on September 4 of brain damage due to lack of oxygen. She stopped breathing during an endoscopy days earlier.

The clinic said it has submitted a plan to state and federal accreditation agencies addressing all issues raised. It said the physicians involved no longer provide services there.


From Belfast Telegraph