Yorkville Clinic Claims No Biopsy Performed On Comedian, Denying Report

September 11, 2014 5:45 AM

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Yorkville Endoscopy, the Manhattan clinic where comedian Joan Rivers was being treated a week prior to her death, denied claims Wednesday that an unplanned biopsy at the facility cut off her air supply and contributed to her demise. Rivers died at the age of 81 on Sept. 4 after spending nearly a week on life support at Mount Sinai Hospital.

The clinic refuted a report from New York Daily News and claimed that it had never administered general anesthesia or conducted a vocal-cord biopsy on patients at its facility. The New York State Health Department is investigating the cause of Rivers’ death, and has focused attention on Yorkville En...

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