Melissa Rivers to sue doctor who performed biopsy on Joan Rivers

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Melissa Rivers To Sue Doctor Who Performed Biopsy On Joan Rivers


Melissa Rivers, daughter of late comedienne Joan Rivers, is planning to sue the doctor who performed the unauthorized biopsy on her mother.

The doctor is suspected of triggering the 81-year-old's death by performing the biopsy which was done during a routine procedure.

A source told the New York Daily News that the doctor noticed something on the star's vocal chords and decided to perform the biopsy. This was all done inside a Yorkville clinic and the source says "A biopsy like that should only be done in a hospital setting."

Rivers was rushed to Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City and put in a medically induced coma for a week until her family chose to take her off life support.

This is the same physician who reportedly took a selfie with the comedienne while she was under anesthesia.

Right now, the New York medical facility is still under investigation but the doctor continues to see patients.

14 PHOTOS
Joan Rivers NY clinic
See Gallery
Melissa Rivers to sue doctor who performed biopsy on Joan Rivers
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Atmosphere of Yorkville Endoscopy Offices on September 4, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
The reflections from the street are seen in the window of Yorkville Endoscopy in New York, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Comedian Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital from the facility on Aug. 28, when she went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure, and died on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Her death is currently under investigation by the New York City Medical Examiner. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Atmosphere of Yorkville Endoscopy Offices on September 4, 2014 in New York City. Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014 after suffering respiratory and cardiac arrest during vocal cord surgery on August 28, 2014. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
Television personality Joan Rivers makes an appearance at Book Revue to promote her new memoir "Diary of a Mad Diva", in Huntington on Friday, July 25, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
Joan Rivers attends the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment 2014 Upfront at the Javits Center on Thursday, May 15, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Joan Rivers attends "A Celebration of Barbara Walters" at The Four Seasons Restaurant on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Joan Rivers attends "Howard Stern's Birthday Bash", presented by SiriusXM, at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 24: Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers seen at SiriusXM Studios in New York City on March 24, 2014. Credit: RW/MediaPunch
TV personality Joan Rivers arrives at the Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
Joan Rivers poses for a portrait, on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)
Television personality and entertainer Joan Rivers tours backstage with her camera crew before the Badgley Mischka Fall 2012 collection is shown during Fashion Week in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
FILE - This April 30, 2012 file photo shows comedian and TV host Joan Rivers from the show "Fashion Police" and her daughter Melissa Rivers at an E! Network upfront event in New York. Joan Rivers turned 80, a milestone that has prompted the E! network to celebrate. Its regular one-hour edition of "Fashion Police" will be a black-tie birthday salute, preceded nightly through Thursday by special half-hours featuring guest appearances by celebrities and even victims of past fashion slams. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
Guests gather outside after a funeral service for comedienne Joan Rivers at Temple Emanu-El on Sunday, September 7, 2014 in New York, N.Y. Rivers, who was taken off life support Thursday, was rushed to The Mount Sinai Hospital on Aug. 28 after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest during an endoscopic procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy Center. (Photo By: James Keivom/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

Read Full Story

People are Reading