NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The daughter of late comedian Joan Rivers has hired a law firm to investigate the clinic where Rivers went into cardiac arrest.
The move could lead to the filing of a multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic on the Upper East Side, CBS 2 reported.
The comedian’s vocal cords seized, a condition called laryngospasm, and cut off her air supply, according to reports.
She died a week later at Mount Sinai Hospital.
The New York City Medical Examiner’s Office said Rivers’ suffered brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.
The clinic has since been placed under investigation by the New York State Department of Health.
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