Dr. Lawrence Cohen, the doctor who performed the throat procedure on Rivers, has reportedly been fired, according to sources from the Yorkville Endoscopy. However, the board isn’t blaming Cohen for the death of Joan Rivers.
According to TMZ:
Sources at Yorkville Endoscopy tell us Dr. Lawrence Cohen stepped down after the board asked him to do so — however the board isn’t directly blaming him for Joan’s death.
The board’s issue with Cohen is that he allowed Joan’s ENT doc to step in and perform an unauthorized procedure. Reportedly, that procedure was a biopsy … and Joan went into respiratory and cardiac arrest while it was being done.
Cohen is a well-known gastroenterologist, as well as the co-owner of the Yorkville facility. We will keep you updated on the developing story.
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