The medical director, under whose guidance, Joan Rivers’ medical procedure was being carried out, has reportedly resigned from his post. The statement from hospital said that Lawrence B.Cohen is neither performing medical procedures currently, not is serving as a medical director.
The talented satirical comedienne, 81; had checked into the clinic for a throat surgery. The report says that an ENT specialist who was not supposed to be a part of the procedure, was in the room, and this could be a reason for the unfortunate incident to transpire. The hospital statement however, has said this has nothing to do with the stepping down of Lawrence Cohen.
The law enforcement however has not taken any action. But the State Department of Health is checking into the matter, with the hospital agreeing to comply with the investigation. Preliminary autopsy test results of Joan Rivers, which are in the New York Chief Medical Examiner Office, have been cited to be ‘inconclusive’ and additional tests are being carried out.