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(New York Daily News)   If you had 'before she's even out of a coma' in the 'How long will it take Joan Rivers' family to consider suing the doctor who was working on her when her heart stopped' come on up and collect your prize. It's a book of carpet samples   (nydailynews.com) divider line 71
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2014-09-01 10:12:27 AM  
Of all the doctors who farked her up over the decades, they're just now starting to sue?
 
2014-09-01 10:36:40 AM  
That's Berber. It's an industry term.
 
2014-09-01 10:39:12 AM  
Should they not explore the issue if there was malpractice?
 
2014-09-01 10:41:57 AM  
Im sure she signed a waiver.
 
2014-09-01 10:42:15 AM  

Mangoose: Should they not explore the issue if there was malpractice?


No. All lawyers are bad. All lawsuits are bad. You are a bad person for pursuing a lawsuit.
/not a lawyer
 
2014-09-01 10:47:45 AM  
She and Edgar are together again.
 
2014-09-01 10:50:28 AM  
Is the 'botched operation' they're referring to one of her many facelifts? That's all that's left on her skull: face and hair.
 
2014-09-01 11:01:58 AM  

BalugaJoe: She and Edgar are together again.


This. If the news reports are remotely accurate, let her go.
 
2014-09-01 11:06:51 AM  

Mangoose: Should they not explore the issue if there was malpractice?


But fark hates Melissa Rivers, even if her mother may die because a moronic doctor tried to operate on an 81 year old in his office.
 
2014-09-01 11:11:18 AM  
Is this the thread where the Fark bootstrappy brigade hates on the malpractice victim for seeking redress?
 
2014-09-01 11:12:37 AM  

steamingpile: Mangoose: Should they not explore the issue if there was malpractice?

But fark hates Melissa Rivers, even if her mother may die because a moronic doctor tried to operate on an 81 year old in his office.


No patient is forced to accept a procedure in a clinic if they don't feel comfortable being there. Joan Rivers certainly has enough money to have had the work done anywhere she wanted it.

Surgery is not risk-free, and someone her age is not going to have an easier time of it. I'm sure she signed the same forms that everyone else does going into a surgical procedure. Unless they can prove that the throat clinic screwed up by not noticing that she'd stopped breathing for five minutes before they called for help, the family has no recourse. It's sad, but things can and do go wrong through no one's fault.
 
2014-09-01 11:12:45 AM  
If the doctors farked up on her throat operation, they do need to be held accountable.
 
2014-09-01 11:12:57 AM  
Meh, she's been under anesthesia so much I'm surprised something hasn't happened before now.  General anesthetic has major risks, and I bet death is listed on that consent form she signed.
 
2014-09-01 11:14:21 AM  

Lydia_C: steamingpile: Mangoose: Should they not explore the issue if there was malpractice?

But fark hates Melissa Rivers, even if her mother may die because a moronic doctor tried to operate on an 81 year old in his office.

No patient is forced to accept a procedure in a clinic if they don't feel comfortable being there. Joan Rivers certainly has enough money to have had the work done anywhere she wanted it.

Surgery is not risk-free, and someone her age is not going to have an easier time of it. I'm sure she signed the same forms that everyone else does going into a surgical procedure. Unless they can prove that the throat clinic screwed up by not noticing that she'd stopped breathing for five minutes (or something similar) before they called for help, the family has no recourse. It's sad, but things can and do go wrong through no one's fault.


FTFM
 
2014-09-01 11:14:58 AM  
I like Joan Rivers. There, I said it.
 
2014-09-01 11:16:35 AM  

Mangoose: Should they not explore the issue if there was malpractice?


What evidence of malpractice is there? Word of note: cardiac arrest is not prima facie evidence of malpractice, especially with someone Joan Rivers' age.
 
2014-09-01 11:18:15 AM  
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2014-09-01 11:18:35 AM  
All surgery has risks. Surgery on an 81 year old woman has even more risks. Unless they farked up, there is no case just because she stopped breathing under general anesthesia.
 
2014-09-01 11:24:06 AM  
Rest in peace funny lady.
 
2014-09-01 11:39:00 AM  
There should be a sketch where Joan Rivers and Robin Williams are in heaven, incessantly talking at God until God finally kills himself.
 
2014-09-01 11:39:53 AM  

BalugaJoe: Rest in peace funny lady.


Most of her original pieces already are.
 
2014-09-01 11:43:13 AM  

Elfich: [img.fark.net image 850x637]


Moisturize me!
 
2014-09-01 11:44:16 AM  
Someone start making coma/paralysis/death jokes at Joan Rivers expense, then when someone complains just take the Joan Rivers approach and say it's just comedy.
 
2014-09-01 11:46:59 AM  

Elfich: [img.fark.net image 850x637]


I'm ashamed to admit that is the first time I had noticed that there was a brain in the stem of the frame.
 
2014-09-01 11:52:41 AM  
Doctor's lawyer (wishing to settle out of court): "Oh, please, can we talk, here?"
 
2014-09-01 11:54:44 AM  

kieran57: That's Berber. It's an industry term.


I remember eating carpet. Not so much the robots or the lasers though.
 
2014-09-01 12:01:14 PM  

Bslim: Is this the thread where the Fark bootstrappy brigade hates on the malpractice victim for seeking redress?


Nope it is the people who point out the release she signed which stated this may happen.
 
2014-09-01 12:04:11 PM  
As a Canadian (we don't have private surgical clinics here.  and before you feel the need,   a cousin of mine operates 2 in Colorado)  my first thought was "what kind of Doctor operates on an octogenarian in a private clinic?"
 
2014-09-01 12:09:37 PM  
I'd be willing to toss a few bucks into the settlement pot in appreciation
 
2014-09-01 12:36:38 PM  

GonzoNihilist: As a Canadian (we don't have private surgical clinics here.  and before you feel the need,   a cousin of mine operates 2 in Colorado)  my first thought was "what kind of Doctor operates on an octogenarian in a private clinic?"


One that operates exclusively on the ostentatiously wealthy.
 
2014-09-01 12:45:28 PM  
Will Melissa spend the money on a new face to go with those ridiculous boobs she bought a while back?
 
2014-09-01 12:52:21 PM  
Despite what others have said about Melissa, it wouldn't shock me if she failed upwards and got some gig from E!TV on name recognition alone.
 
2014-09-01 01:03:44 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: What evidence of malpractice is there?


How about we let her family decide if something was farked up or if it was just the result of her being in her 80s, and stop demanding evidence from random people on the Internet who have no way of getting it.
 
2014-09-01 01:05:02 PM  

CMYK and PMS: Bslim: Is this the thread where the Fark bootstrappy brigade hates on the malpractice victim for seeking redress?

Nope it is the people who point out the release she signed which stated this may happen.


Please point us to that release.
 
2014-09-01 01:18:39 PM  

LoneWolf343: Elfich: [img.fark.net image 850x637]

I'm ashamed to admit that is the first time I had noticed that there was a brain in the stem of the frame.


Don't feel bad.  I didn't notice the brain until you pointed it out.
 
2014-09-01 02:10:39 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Crotchrocket Slim: What evidence of malpractice is there?

How about we let her family decide if something was farked up or if it was just the result of her being in her 80s, and stop demanding evidence from random people on the Internet who have no way of getting it.


...when has anyone on Fark ever waited for evidence or the truth before jumping to conclusions?
 
2014-09-01 02:14:52 PM  

GonzoNihilist: As a Canadian (we don't have private surgical clinics here.  and before you feel the need,   a cousin of mine operates 2 in Colorado)  my first thought was "what kind of Doctor operates on an octogenarian in a private clinic?"


The same reason for the "malpractice" claim here - $$$

/Sometimes it's best to turn down the money
//Also not saying there was no malpractice
 
2014-09-01 02:19:28 PM  
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/I guess Melissa's gotta juice out what money she can since her career's pretty much in the garbage disposal now. She's always been Mommy's little dingleberry.
 
2014-09-01 03:11:06 PM  

MBrady: FTFA: leaving her as either a vegetable or in a wheelchair

What kind of vegetable?


You know what's the hardest part about getting kids to eat their vegetables?

The wheelchair!

/here all week
 
2014-09-01 03:33:02 PM  
He said Rivers, who performed a comic routine that night at the Laurie Beechman Theater near Times Square, showed no signs of a pending medical crisis.

Well, there it is. She was a perfectly healthy 81-year old a few days before, therefore somebody must have farked up. Why, she didn't even say anything about how she might die someday or anything. The family needs closure, and a nice big check just might do it for them.
 
2014-09-01 04:09:22 PM  
www.faithvillage.com
 
2014-09-01 04:11:22 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: CMYK and PMS: Bslim: Is this the thread where the Fark bootstrappy brigade hates on the malpractice victim for seeking redress?

Nope it is the people who point out the release she signed which stated this may happen.

Please point us to that release.


You've never been to a doctor, have you?
 
2014-09-01 04:24:41 PM  

kieran57: That's Berber. It's an industry term.


dont get too attached there aladdin cause its about to be magic flyin dinna
 
2014-09-01 04:25:15 PM  

Bslim: Is this the thread where the Fark bootstrappy brigade hates on the malpractice victim for seeking redress?



Apparently also the thread where people who know nothing about medicine and weren't in the room when it happened assume malpractice because "doctors = evil and a great source of money".  Lots of things can go wrong during surgeries and a decent majority of them fall under known/possible complications going in that could not have been prevented by being a better doctor.  Families and non-medical people just have a tendency to flip their shiat whenever the slightest bad thing happens and assume someone MUST have been incompetent because... well, because getting lots of money from them will make whatever happened to mommy/daddy/Fluffy the family poodle feel so much better.
 
2014-09-01 05:21:04 PM  
OH!  can we talk?!  Because Joan Rivers can't anymore.
 
2014-09-01 06:10:22 PM  
It's like when you take a care in for repairs, maybe a water pump replacement.  Some customers, as they drive away, will begin to see other issues such as now the brakes are squealing, and they'll blame the mechanic for that.  They won't allow themselves to admit that the brakes are squealing because they've needed new brake pads for a long time now.
 
2014-09-01 06:50:35 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: kieran57: That's Berber. It's an industry term.

dont get too attached there aladdin cause its about to be magic flyin dinna


media.tumblr.com
 
2014-09-01 07:26:38 PM  

Mangoose: Should they not explore the issue if there was malpractice?


If it really was just a routine endoscopy, and she quit breathing because of something the doctor did negligently, and there was some delay in getting her on life support, and that was the proximate cause of her heart stopping, and if there is indeed brain damage affecting her quality of life when she is brought out of the medically induced coma, then yes, they should be suing for malpractice.

If she wakes up and is okay, then no.
 
2014-09-01 07:35:50 PM  
If I were 81, I don't think I'd want to go under general anesthetic anywhere but in a hospital.
 
2014-09-01 07:42:38 PM  

Lydia_C: steamingpile: Mangoose: Should they not explore the issue if there was malpractice?

But fark hates Melissa Rivers, even if her mother may die because a moronic doctor tried to operate on an 81 year old in his office.

No patient is forced to accept a procedure in a clinic if they don't feel comfortable being there. Joan Rivers certainly has enough money to have had the work done anywhere she wanted it.

Surgery is not risk-free, and someone her age is not going to have an easier time of it. I'm sure she signed the same forms that everyone else does going into a surgical procedure. Unless they can prove that the throat clinic screwed up by not noticing that she'd stopped breathing for five minutes before they called for help, the family has no recourse. It's sad, but things can and do go wrong through no one's fault.


Funny thing is people trust doctors even when they want to do an operation in an office, they believe the BS saying "its a simple 'procedure' no hospital stay is necessary".

Some doctors are scumbags, don't believe them.
 
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