Yorkville Spectroscopy Case

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It’s been almost a year since Joan Rivers passed away and new details continue to come out. Radar Online, July 15, 2015 reported Dr. Lawrence Cohen took pictures of Joan while she was under anesthesia. In the court papers, Dr. Cohen denies that he used a cell phone to take any pictures of Joan Rivers and Dr. Korovin. He denies telling the others in the room that Joan would want to see them when she comes to in the recovery room. Even though Dr. Cohen denies taking the pictures, many in the room testify otherwise. According to court documents, Dr. Renuka Bankulla, Anesthesiologist, stated that Dr. Cohen took Joan’s picture while she was unconscious. The clinics director, Daniel Adler, told Melissa Rivers that other staff members confirm his statement. Melissa’s lawyers, Jeffrey Bloom and Ben Rubinowitz have requested for a court order so that the doctors and clinic will provide sworn statements to their questions. However, the…show more content…
They allegedly failed to document properly how much propofol used to sedate Joan. The clinic also "failed to identify deteriorating vital signs and provide timely intervention during the procedure." Her death his called "a predictable complication" and "therapeutic complications." Joan’s personal doctor, Dr. Gwen Korovin, preformed a laryngoscopy to look at Joan’s vocal cords. However, Dr Korovin had no authorization to practice at the clinic, and no written consent given by Joan to have her do any procedures on her. Dr. Lawrence Cohen then took over to do the endoscopy in an effort to discover why Joan’s voice was raspy and hoarse. He allegedly found something during his examination and Dr. Korovin did another laryngoscopy. No one noticed Joan’s vital signs failing as her vocal cords swelled and cut off her air supply. Dr. Cohen resigned his duties as a doctor and medical director of the Yorkville Endoscopy in September. Dr. Gwen Korovin continued to practice
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