Joan Rivers' Daughter Lands 'Substantial' Malpractice Settlement

Melissa Rivers says she intends to devote herself to improving standards of outpatient care.
1:07 | 05/13/16

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Aleve pm for a better am. Next tonight, a new statement just released by Joan rivers' daughter, after the medical mall practice lawsuit involving her mother's death. Here tonight, ABC's Mara schiavocampo. Reporter: Tonight, a settlement in the Joan rivers medical mall practice lawsuit. In a statement, her daughter Melissa saying, "I am able to put the legal aspects of my mother's death behind me." The 81-year-old died in September following a routine throat procedure at this new York City medical clinic. Rivers went into cardiac arrest. Her daughter's subsequent lawsuit claiming the comic legend's personal doctor performed an unauthorized biopsy during that throat procedure, took selfies with the star while she was unconscious and also claims, none of the doctors involved notice her vital signs were plummeting. While Melissa rivers' statement does not say how much the settlement is for, it's reportedly substantial. Now, the doctors involved did not dispute the lawsuit's findings. Melissa rivers says she's glad they've accepted responsibility, and she will now devote herself to. Mara, thank you. When we come back, a roller

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