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Joan Rivers' daughter suing clinic over alleged negligence

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Posted at 4:25 PM, Jan 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-27 10:56:53-05

The daughter of late comedian Joan Rivers is suing the clinic where Rivers went into cardiac arrest.

Melissa Rivers filed the multimillion-dollar lawsuit Monday against Yorkville Endoscopy in Manhattan, where Joan Rivers underwent surgery Aug. 28, 2014, according to New York Daily News

Rivers was 81 and died from brain damage due to a lack of oxygen after her throat seized up during the surgery in which she had an endoscopy and had her voice checked for changes. The lawsuit alleges part of the surgery included an unauthorized examination of her vocal chords and windpipe that resulted in the throat seizing up, the New York Daily News reported.

Rivers was in a coma when she died, seven days after the surgery. 

Melissa Rivers is the only child of Joan Rivers, and is the executor of her estate.