This is a case that we have seen in the main stream media coming since the death of Joan Rivers’ on September 4, 2014 as the Rivers’ Family retains legal counsel to investigate and evaluate the medical procedure that is linked to the passing of the famous late star of comedy.
The first thing that came to my mind as I watched stunned that the vibrant Rivers was no longer with us to entertain us and make us laugh in so many instances was, “How did this Happen?”
As an attorney who has talked to hundreds of potential medical malpractice clients in her career, I know exactly how this can happen, but no matter how many times you hear a story and how many cases you become intimately involved in, I am still shocked in many cases at the negligence of the medical profession and the results when someone is met head on with said negligence.
The case of the late Joan Rivers is not yet completed and there will be much to do to uncover what has really happened in this situation. Medical Records will be gathered, experts in the field will evaluate the records, the health department findings will be evaluated and compared to the findings of medical experts (some of whom may very well become expert witnesses if this case is filed and goes to court), the medical examiner’s findings will be evaluated and re-evaluated, and every inch of the investigation with be scrutinized by legal counsel every step of the way.