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Melissa Rivers Files Malpractice Suit Against Joan Rivers's Voice Doctor

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Melissa Rivers has filed a malpractice suit against Yorkville Endoscopy, alleging doctors at the NYC clinic were "reckless, grossly negligent and wanton" in the treatment of her mother Joan last August following surgery complications that ultimately resulted in the death of the 81-year-old comedian.   

The New York Times reports:

The lawyer for Joan Rivers’s voice doctor, Gwen Korovin, is denying allegations that she panicked and then abandoned Ms. Rivers when she went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure last summer in New York.

Dr. Korovin’s lawyer said that contrary to claims in a malpractice lawsuit filed by Ms. Rivers’s daughter, Melissa, Dr. Korovin had faithfully stood by her patient and was in fact the last doctor remaining in the procedure room, not the first to leave.

“What happened was she never left the room,” the lawyer, William Lewis, said in an interview this week. “Not only did she never leave the room, she was the last doctor to leave the room after Miss Rivers was taken away by E.M.S. in an ambulance.”

USA Today adds:

"The level of medical mismanagement, incompetency, disrespect and outrageous behavior is shocking and frankly, almost incomprehensible, " Melissa said in a statement.

Among other things, the clinic doctors and Joan's own doctor are accused of allowing a cellphone selfie to be snapped of Rivers while she was unconscious on the operating table.

"The conduct is unfortunately outrageous," said one of her lawyers, Ben Rubinowitz. "Not only is there medical mismanagement but you have a situation where doctors are taking photos of a patient when she needed assistance. They didn't recognize the fact that she wasn't getting sufficient oxygen."

Still, Melissa said filing the suit was one of the most difficult decisions she had to make.

"What ultimately guided me was my unwavering belief that no family should ever have to go through what my mother, Cooper and I have been through," she said, referring to her son.

The Washington Post notes that the complaint "echoes what federal investigators for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services outlined in a report last fall." Yorkville Endoscopy is scheduled to lose its federal accreditation as a result of the investigation. 


Kathy Griffin Reminisces About All the Times She's Tried to Get Anderson Cooper Fired on New Year's: VIDEO

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On Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, Kathy Griffin asked Jimmy about his New Year's Eve plans and if he'll be watching CNN's annual celebration co-hosted by her and Anderson Cooper. 

Said Kathy:

I will try again this year to get him fired...Every year I try and outdo myself and in fact harm him in some way, at least emotionally.

Watch Kathy look back on all the traumatizing things she's done to the Silver Fox, AFTER THE JUMP...

You can also check out a separate clip AFTER THE JUMP with Kathy sharing her thoughts on taking over Fashion Police for Joan Rivers. 

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Joan Rivers Roasts Freddie Mercury and Other Dead Celebrities in Heavenly New SNL Skit: WATCH

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On last night's SNL, host Sarah Silverman channelled Joan Rivers in a skit about the comedian roasting other deceased celebrities on the celestial stage - Freddie Mercury, Ben Franklin, Lucille Ball, Steve Jobs, and others.

"When Freddie died people were surprised he was gay. Are you serious? You're so gay even your teeth aren't straight!"

Watch the funny clip, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Melissa Rivers Pays Tribute to Her Mother In First TV Appearance Since Joan Rivers' Death: VIDEO

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In her first television appearance since Joan Rivers' passing September 4, Melissa Rivers joined the cast of Fashion Police to reflect on her mother's legacy. While there, Melissa also revealed that President Obama himself wrote a letter of condolence, despite being a frequent target of Joan's jabs over the years. 

Back in July, Joan joked that Obama was gay and that Michelle was "a tranny"

Watch Melissa's return to tv, AFTER THE JUMP...(warning: autoplay)

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Kristin Chenoweth Sings Touching Tribute To Joan Rivers On 'The View' - VIDEO

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The wickedly popular Kristin Chenoweth stopped by The View yesterday to offer her own musical memorial to the recently departed Joan Rivers. Co-hosts Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg, who also attended Rivers' funeral, joined Chenoweth in paying tribute to the late great comedienne. 

Watch and listen to the Tony and Emmy winner sing "Borrowed Angels", AFTER THE JUMP...

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Hugh Jackman Talks About His 'Scene-Stealing' Showtunes Number At Joan Rivers' Funeral: VIDEO

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Aussie heartthrob Hugh Jackman was one of many A-listers to attend Joan Rivers glamorous funeral last weekend and even had the honor of performing a showtunes number for the crowd. Singing "Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage" from the musical The Boy From Oz, Jackman reportedly received a standing ovation following the "scene-stealing" performance. 

Speaking with Jimmy Fallon on last night's The Tonight Show, Jackman shared his thoughts on the funeral, his performance, and how honored he felt to be a part of such a phenomenal star's farewell goodbye.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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