Joan Rivers’ clinic releases cold statement

Following a report from New York state officials enumerating lapses in Rivers’ treatment, Yorkville Endoscopy released a defensive statement that lacks remorse.

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Yorkville Endoscopy, the New York clinic that performed the fatal procedure on Joan Rivers in August, committed a series of major mistakes while treating her, according to a determination released this week by the New York Department of Health and Human Services. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the violations include the following jaw-dropping lapses:

Not obtaining the patient’s consent for a procedure, mistakes in administering the anesthesia Propofol, failing to take Rivers’ weight, allowing an unauthorized doctor to perform a procedure at the facility and violating the patient’s privacy by taking a cell phone photograph during surgery.

In response to the new report, Yorkville Endoscopy released the following statement to The Hollywood Reporter and other news outlets:

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