NEW YORK (AP) — A federal agency has accepted planned fixes at the New York City clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure.
The comedienne died in September at age 81. The city’s medical examiner found she died of brain damage due to lack of oxygen after she stopped breathing during an endoscopy days earlier.
A report cites Yorkville Endoscopy for several errors including failing to identify deteriorating vital signs and provide timely intervention.
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday released the Manhattan clinic’s plan to fix deficiencies. Negligence was not alleged.
The clinic has until Jan. 7 to comply or lose Medicare accreditation. It hasn’t returned a call for comment.
Rivers’ daughter has hired a prominent malpractice attorney to look into her case.