In the wake of Joan River’s death in September, River’s family hired a team of lawyers to investigate the possibility of medical malpractice, according to an NBC report. River’s went in for a routine surgery on her vocal chords and died from hypoxia, meaning her brain was cut off from sufficient oxygen. Officially, River’s death was declared as resulting from a ‘therapeutic complication,’ meaning that the comedian’s death occurred due to a foreseeable risk of the surgery.
River’s family plans to take legal action to investigate the possibility that her death was caused by medical malpractice, rather than a known risk. Many families struggle with the same kind of issue when their loved ones pass away after receiving medical treatment. If you have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, there are legal actions you can take to seek compensation.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, in New York, our lawyers are dedicated to working for the legal rights and interests of those affected by personal injury accidents. Our lawyers are committed to helping families like yours seek the compensation they need. Call (212) 779-0057 today to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer about your legal options.