Wellington: Joan Rivers ' daughter Melissa Rivers has filed a lawsuit against doctors and the clinic where Joan was treated for showing negligence during the treatment.
Melissa asserted that what ultimately guided her was her unwavering belief that no family should ever have to go through what her mother, her son Cooper and she have been through and the level of medical mismanagement, incompetency, disrespect and outrageous behavior is shocking and frankly, almost incomprehensible, Stuff.co.nz reported.
Melissa's attorneys, Jeffrey Bloom and Ben Rubinowitz said that they are not just disappointed by the acts and omissions leading to the death of Joan, but they are outraged by the lack of care and concern for the late comedienne on the part of her treating physicians and the endoscopy centre where the treatment was rendered.
Bloom added that had doctors acted as physicians for Joan instead of groupies, she would have been doing her TV show 'Fashion Police'.
Rivers died on September 4, 2014 at the age of 81.