When the late Joan Rivers went to Yorkville Endoscopy for a supposedly routine procedure, she received an experience that was anything but routine.
Rivers’ female ear, nose and throat doctor stepped in once Dr. Lawrence Cohen, Rivers’ gastroenterologist, discovered something on her vocal cords.
The ENT, who wasn’t authorized to perform medical procedures at the clinic, took over and began a biopsy - one which was reportedly not authorized.
Once it began, her vocal cords began to swell.
Not only was the ENT not supposed to be treating Rivers, investigators were told that she snapped selfie with the Fashion Police star while she was under anesthesia.
Obviously, that constitutes a major violation of privacy, as she did not give her consent to have her picture taken, and is pretty much the tackiest thing ever.
Dr. Cohen, who doubled as the clinic’s medical director, has since parted ways with Yorkville in the wake of Joan Rivers' death, which took place a week later.
The clinic confirmed his recent departure, stating, Dr. Cohen “is not currently performing procedures … nor is he currently serving as medical director.”
Melissa Rivers is considering a lawsuit against the clinic and associated doctors, and if there are any more reports like this, she should have a decent case.