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Among Clinic's Errors: Not Weighing Joan Rivers

The comedian was not weighed prior to being given propofol sedative

(Newser) - When TV personality and comedian Joan Rivers went to an outpatient clinic on Manhattan's Upper East Side in late August, she was supposed to be in and out for a throat procedure. Instead she went into cardiac arrest and died a week later, and the Centers for Medicare &...

Joan Rivers' Doc Not Authorized to Work at Clinic

According to TMZ, which identifies the doctor

(Newser) - Citing multiple sources, TMZ has identified Joan Rivers' personal doctor—the one accused of doing an unplanned biopsy and taking a selfie during Rivers' procedure—as Dr. Gwen Korovin, who boasts other celebrity patients, including Celine Dion and Lady Gaga. According to the gossip site, Korovin was the one working...

Source: Joan Rivers' Doc Took Selfie During Surgery

Biopsy led to cardiac arrest, source says

(Newser) - Joan Rivers' personal doctor not only performed an unplanned biopsy during a routine procedure—the ear, nose, and throat specialist snapped a "selfie" with the star while she was unconscious, a source close to the investigation tells CNN . The cardiac arrest that led to her death happened during the...

Head of Clinic in Joan Rivers' Case Out of Job

Reports say he let her unauthorized specialist perform a procedure

(Newser) - The medical director of the facility where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure is no longer at the clinic. A Yorkville Endoscopy spokeswoman said Dr. Lawrence Cohen is no longer the facility's medical director, nor is he performing procedures there. She did not elaborate on...

Unplanned Biopsy Led to Death of Joan Rivers: Source

Broadway dims its lights for late star

(Newser) - What was supposed to be a routine procedure ended up causing the death of Joan Rivers , a medical source tells the New York Daily News . According to the source, a doctor in the star's entourage performed an unplanned biopsy after she went in for routine surgery on her vocal...

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