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Wrongful death of Joan Rivers brings lawsuit by her daughter

Losing a loved one due to the carelessness of a company, a hospital or another person's actions is heart rending. It is so sad to have to bury someone whose life was cut short. That is what happened to the daughter of Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers.

Her mother died due to the thoughtless actions of a team of doctors in New York. Eight months after her mom's death, Melissa opened up and gave an interview that has gone viral. She said that she was in Los Angeles, California, when she got the call that her mother had failed to awaken after surgery at a clinic in New York City.

Truthfully, her mother, Joan Rivers was placed in a medically-induced coma and her body temperature was being dropped by the medical team of doctors at the clinic.

Ms. Rivers is best known for her caustic humor on "Fashion Police."

Even though she was 81, she was in good health and was undergoing a minor throat procedure because her vocal cords were not working well. She suffered a cardiac arrest during the surgery.

Her daughter filed a medical malpractice suit. It was a case of wrongful death and Melissa Rivers plans to prove this in a court of law. In her own words, she believes this was totally preventable. She said that this lawsuit was one of the hardest decisions in her life.

Have you lost someone to the reckless behavior of a clinic, hospital or business? You may want to call in a legal professional who knows the laws of the state of New York.

Knowing that you can file a suit is important. You need to know that the court system of the United States is on your side when it comes to wrongful death.

Source: NBC Bay Area, "Joan Rivers' Death Was "100 Percent Preventable," Melissa Rivers Tells "Today"," Francesca Bacardi, May. 04, 2015

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