(NYDAILYNEWS) — Joan Rivers’ doctors were so busy taking cell phone pictures of their famous patient that they missed the moment her vital signs plummeted — and they ignored pleas from the anesthesiologist to halt the procedure, according to a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed Monday by the comic’s daughter.
For 17 minutes, while her blood pressure, pulse, heart rate and oxygen levels dropped — precipitously — the doctors in the room failed to cut into her trachea to restore the oxygen flow to her brain, court papers said.
Melissa Rivers, 47, filed a suit in Manhattan Supreme Court against the clinic and the two doctors and three anesthesiologists who treated her 81-year-old mother last August, Joan River’s daughter filed a multi million dollar lawsuit Monday against the clinic and the doctors who treated her mother last August, charging that their negligence triggered a coma that ended in her mother’s death.
Joan Rivers' daughter sues doctors for millions
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:08:34 GMT