Joan Rivers' daughter 'outraged' by Manhattan clinic findings

This Oct. 5, 2009 file photo shows Joan Rivers posing as she presents 'Comedy Roast with Joan Rivers' during the 25th MIPCOM in Cannes. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

Attorneys say Joan Rivers' daughter is "outraged" by findings that errors were made at a Manhattan clinic where the comedian suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure.

A statement on behalf of Melissa Rivers says she'll work to ensure the safety of future patients.

The federal Department of Health and Human Services has given Yorkville Endoscopy until Jan. 7 to correct deficiencies to avoid losing Medicare accreditation.

The reflections from the street are seen in the window of Yorkville Endoscopy in New York, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.


A state report released Monday said the clinic "failed to identify deteriorating vital signs and provide timely intervention."

Rivers, who was 81, died Sept. 4 of brain damage due to lack of oxygen. She'd stopped breathing during an endoscopy days earlier.

The clinic said it has submitted a plan to state and federal accreditation agencies addressing all issues raised. It said the physicians involved no longer provide services there.

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