Melissa Rivers to sue doctor who performed biopsy on Joan Rivers

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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.

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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)
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)
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)
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