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How Joan River's Minor Surgery Ended In Death

What was considered a routine surgery on Joan River's throat, likely ended up ultimately killing her when she suffered cardiac arrest during the procedure. Rivers went to the New York at the Yorkville Endoscopy when her heart stopped beating; she was rushed to Mount Sinai where she died on Thursday. Currently, the outpatient clinic is being investigated by the New York Department of Health for any malpractice, although no criminal investigation is planned by law enforcement at this time. Likewise, although endoscopy procedures are safely performed everyday in the United States, the same amount of risk applies even for this minor outpatient surgery. The St Louis medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth have experience detecting medical mistakes from records, which may be difficult in not impossible for the untrained eye to find. We have the funding required to finance large medical malpractice cases and the staff in place to work such files. Please visit the medical malpractice landing page of our website to see a list of representative medical malpractice cases we have resolved in recent years.

Contact with health care professionals is a necessary part of our society and almost always beneficiary. However, providers are human and mistakes can be made. Even the most careful health care professionals can make a mistake that injures a patient. However, not all medical mistakes rise to the level of malpractice. The skilled medical malpractice attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC will help you if you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice. Our medical malpractice attorneys continue to set the standard for representation of difficult cases. If you have a medical malpractice issue, contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 to schedule a no-obligation meeting with a medical malpractice attorney.

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