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Report: Doctors Delayed Starting CPR and Calling 911 as Joan Rivers Lay Dying

Dec 1, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Did a delay in calling 911 and begin life-saving procedures lead to the death of comedian Joan Rivers?

The New York Post pieced together a lengthy play-by-play report on the last minutes of Rivers’ life, using “interviews, confidential EMT records and a federal report.” According to the Post timeline, Rivers’ doctors “continued to perform scoping procedures on her larynx and trachea for 14 minutes even as her pulse and blood pressure plummeted.”

Another ten minutes were lost when two doctors tried to resuscitate her on their own before calling for help, the Post report adds.

“Joan Rivers might still be alive if the two throat specialists who performed her ill-fated August procedure had simply started CPR and called 911 when the 81-year-old comedienne first went into shock, according to medical sources with knowledge of the case,” the publication reports.

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