Rivers’ Death Surrounded by Medical Violations

November 11, 2014 9:46 PM

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When Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, little did we know about the conditions that ultimately lead to her death. According to a report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, a series of medical and management errors took place during Rivers’ medical treatment.

Rivers, 81, went to Yorkville Endoscopy on Aug. 28 for a laryngoscopy and gastrointestinal endoscopy. But a couple of errors made during the rather basic medical procedures led to her death a couple of days later.

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