Melissa Rivers Settles Joan Rivers Malpractice Suit, Clinic Admits Responsibility
Melissa Rivers has settled with the clinic where Joan Rivers died back in August 2014 while having throat surgery.
Melissa filed a malpractice suit against Yorkville Endoscopy in January 2015.
In a statement to Us Weekly, Rivers said:
“In accepting this settlement, I am able to put the legal aspects of my mother’s death behind me and ensure that those culpable for her death have accepted responsibility for their actions quickly and without equivocation. Moving forward, my focus will be to ensure that no one ever has to go through what my mother, [my son] Cooper and I went through and I will work towards ensuring higher safety standards in out-patient surgical clinics. I want to express my personal gratitude to my legal team for their wise counsel and prompt resolution of this case.”
I miss Joan Rivers so much.