Joan Rivers’ Daughter Is Filing a Lawsuit Over Her Mother's Death

October 29, 2014 5:00 AM

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Melissa Rivers has reportedly hired a law firm to look into the death of her late mother Joan Rivers after she passed away following complications during a routine throat procedure in this September. Page Six reports that Melissa Rivers plans to file a multimillion-dollar medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuit against both the clinic where her mother's procedure was performed and the individual doctors.

The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner recently ruled that Rivers’ death came from low oxygen flow to the brain, which was a "therapeutic complication" of the surgery, meaning it "resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy." However, there have been a number of questions...

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