Joan Rivers Allegedly Photographed While Sedated at NYC Clinic

November 10, 2014 9:40 PM

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Joan Rivers Allegedly Photographed While Sedated at NYC Clinic

Staff members at a New York clinic where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest photographed her with a cell phone while she was sedated, improperly documented how much of the sedative propofol was used, and "failed to identify deteriorating vital signs and provide timely intervention during the procedure," according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Rivers was 81 when she died at a hospital on Sept. 4 from low blood oxygen just days after going into cardiac arrest at Yorkville Endoscopy during procedures to treat voice changes and acid reflux, officials have said.

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