Pulse.ng logo
Go

Joan Rivers Daughter settles legal case surrounding star's shocking death

Melissa Rivers has settled the malpractice lawsuit she filed  in January 2015 against New York City endoscopy clinic acussing them of causing Joan Rivers' death in September 2014.

  • Published:
Melissa Rivers files huge lawsuit against clinic responsible for Joan River's death play

Melissa Rivers files huge lawsuit against clinic responsible for Joan River's death

(eonline)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

Melissa Rivers could now find some peace after settling the malpractice lawsuit she filed  in January 2015 against New York City endoscopy clinic which she accused of causing Joan Rivers' tragic death.

Melissa Rivers says it hurt for her mother, Joan Rivers, to have been snubbed during the Oscar Awards tribute to fallen stars of 2014 play

Melissa Rivers says it hurt for her mother, Joan Rivers, to have been snubbed during the Oscar Awards tribute to fallen stars of 2014

(eonline)

 

According to E! News, Melissa reached an agreement on Thursday, May 12.  "In accepting this settlement, I am 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," Melissa said in er statement on Thursday.

Rivers added, "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 prompt resolution of this case."

ALSO READ: Joan Rivers' daughter pays touching tribute to late star 1 year after

Brad Goreski, Melissa Rivers and Giuliana Rancic - new hosts of Fashion Police play

Brad Goreski, Melissa Rivers and Giuliana Rancic - new hosts of Fashion Police

(E!)

 

Rivers' legal counsel later released the following statement: "While we know that no amount of money will compensate Melissa Rivers and her son Cooper for their loss, we are pleased that the case has been resolved. We worked tirelessly to ensure that appropriate compensation was paid on behalf of those responsible for Joan Rivers' death.

"In keeping with Melissa's wishes, we will continue to work with the Rivers' family to ensure that appropriate safeguards and higher safety standards are put into effect in all ambulatory surgery centers to protect the health, safety and well-being of all patients and to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again.We have agreed to keep the terms of the settlement confidential to make certain that the focus of this horrific incident remains on improved patient care and the legacy of Joan Rivers."

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. We will keep you posted.

ALSO READ: Was Joan rivers murdered?

Joan Rivers' daughter, Melissa, claims doctors at Yorkville Endoscopy Centre were highly unprofessional during her mother's dying moment play

Joan Rivers' daughter, Melissa, claims doctors at Yorkville Endoscopy Centre were highly unprofessional during her mother's dying moment

(radaronline)

 

Joan Rivers 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.

Do you think Joan Rivers was killed?»

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.