Joan Rivers’ Doctor Steps Down

September 13, 2014 | 0

The medical director, Lawrence B.Cohen, under whose supervision, Joan Rivers surgery took place, and got complications, leading to her death; has stepped down from his post. A spokesman said that Mr. Cohen, who is also Ms.River’s doctor is not current performing medical procedures or serving as a medical director.

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According to a report, an ENT (Ear-Nose-Throat) specialist was in the room during the procedure, even though he was not authorized to be so. The interference could have caused a complication, says the report. But the clinic spokeswoman has said that this was not the reason for Dr.Cohen’s departure.

Ms. Rivers, 81 years old, had checked in for a throat procedure, after which she entered into a cardiac arrest during the procedure, and had to be shifted to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she died, September 4. Though not police action has taken, the State Department of Health is looking into the matter and the clinic has decided to cooperate with the investigations.

The preliminary autopsy test results in the hands of the Chief Medical Examiner, New York City Officer, have been termed ‘inconclusive’ and more tests are being done.

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