Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Joan Rivers Settled On Confidential Terms
May 13, 2016 09:58 AM EDT
The wrongful death lawsuit case filed by the daughter of the American comedian-actress,Joan Rivers, has been settled. The death of the actress was blamed to the doctors whom her family claimed conducted a malpractice throat procedure.
Melissa Rivers issued a statement on Thursday regarding the reached settlement between her and the doctors, The Wrap reported. She said, [I'm] "able to put the legal aspects of my mother's death behind me and ensure that those culpable for her death have accepted responsibility for their actions quickly and without equivocation."
Joan River's daughter also added that she is moving forward. My focus will be to ensure that no one ever has to go through what my mother, Cooper and I went through and I will work towards ensuring higher safety standards in out-patient surgical clinics. I want to express my personal gratitude to my legal team for their wise counsel and promptresolution of this case," Melissa stated and in behalf of her son, Cooper.
River's representing lawyers, Ben Rubinowitz and Jeff Bloom filed the wrongful death lawsuit, naming the defendants, the doctors who operated Rivers, as well as an Upper East sideclinic. Daily News reported, the actress died in September 2014 after undergoing a throat procedure at the clinic. The medical examiner later determined that she had stopped breathing during the procedure and suffered fatal brain damage resulting from a lack of oxygen. She was 81-years old.
According Rubinowitz and Bloom, the terms for the settlement agreement will not be disclosed, but they stated, Melissa sued them million dollars over the tragic death of her mother. They also added, "no amount of money will compensate Melissa Rivers and her sonCooper for their loss" but they are "pleased that the case has been resolved," the lawyers said. Melissa filed the lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy in New York on January 2015, Gossip cop reported.
She is suing the medical staff of malpractice, negligence, violating protocols in an effort to please Rivers.She also stated that the doctorsfailed to perform the tracheotomy, delayed 911 call, and taking selfies during the operation.