Joan Rivers’ Doctors Didn’t Follow Proper Procedure, Gave Comedienne Too Much Sedatives

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Joan Rivers' doctor fired after comedienne's death.
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New reports surrounding Joan Rivers suggest that the late comedienne’s doctors did not follow proper medical protocol at the time of her death.

According to TMZ, the Department of Health and Human Services examined the Yorkville Endoscopy Center, where Rivers initially stopped breathing before she was rushed New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital, and found that there’s no record that the staff had weighed Rivers prior to administrating her with Propofol, a sedative which dosage is dependent on the size and weight of the patient.

Furthermore, a staff member said in the report that they made a mistake inputting the dosage and gave Rivers twice the actual intended amount. The report also stated that River’s personal doctor, Gwen Korovin, came in to the operating room without authorization and performed a laryngoscopy when the star only consented to an upper endoscopy procedure.

As for the infamous selfie Korovin took, River’s doctor insisted to the Department of Health and Human Services that Rivers wanted a photo of her doing the procedure.

The department’s report also stated that doctors failed to notice Rivers’ plummeting oxygen level, resulting in her cardiac arrest.

Currently, Melissa Rivers, who inherited $110 million of the comedienne’s estate, is suing her late mother’s doctors for medical malpractice and wrongful death.

Joan passed away on Sept. 4 after being put into a medically-induced coma. Her official cause of death was hypoxic arrest, a term for having lack of oxygen to the brain. She was 81.