Melissa Rivers: Joan’s Death Was 100 Percent Preventable

Kaitlan Collins Contributor
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After filing a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the clinic that operated on her mother, Melissa Rivers is speaking out and saying that she thinks her mother should still be alive today.

“In my opinion, it was 100 percent preventable,” Melissa said.

Joan Rivers died at age 81 in September after she underwent a minor throat surgery that turned awry. Now, eight months later, Melissa said while she understands freak accidents happen, she thinks it’s the clinic’s behavior that caused her death. (RELATED: Joan Rivers’ Cause Of Death Revealed)

“Yes, it was a tragic accident. If something happens, and everyone does everything properly, things happen. You live with it. When it’s error after error, after error, after error, after behaviors that you cannot even begin to get your head around — you get mad.”

“How about paying attention to the vital signs?  How about having a properly equipped crash cart?”

The clinic reportedly made several errors, including taking 15 minutes to notice her vital signs were failing. There are also reports that the doctors were taking selfies with the comedian while she was unconscious. (RELATED: Joan Rivers’ Doctor Was Taking Selfies Before Throat Procedure)