Joan Rivers Autopsy Channel 5

bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
edited 15. Oct 2015, 05:07 in Community Chit-chat archive
Did anyone watch the programme on Joan Rivers Autopsy on Channel 5 last night? I usually watch the autopsy programme of famous people because I find it interesting because a lot of them it's just shear abuse of drugs and drinks but last night it was shocking. It was pretty much shear medical negligence. I hope her daughter sues the pants off the doctors involved.


  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,271
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I've never heard of this programme but I'd guess her daughter has already made a mint out of her mother's death by flogging the autopsy rites to TV.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • rondetto
    rondetto Member Posts: 2,452
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yes we watched it open mouthed. Myself and my wife are retired nurses.
    We couldn't believe the neglect shown in that clinic. Immediately the oxygen went below 95 they should have initiated a Tracheostomy, that
    would have saved her life. To bundle her in an ambulance to another hospital wasted 19 minutes and of course she was as good as brain dead
    when they put her on life support.
    It was disgusting that a clinic should employ such poor people who are
    not capable of following protocol.
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,103
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I didnt see it, but how awful and sad that they could have saved her life.I really do feel for her daughter knowing all this..
  • daffy2
    daffy2 Member Posts: 1,713
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    flogging the autopsy rites to TV.
    Was that a slip Sticky? I've not seen the programme but assumed that one doesn't actually see the autopsy....
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    No you don't see the autopsy, a professional Dr has the autopsy report and they reconstruct the last days of her life to try and understand why the person in this case Joan Rivers died. It is very interesting and as Rondetto said shocking at the neglect given to Joan Rivers in what should have been a simple endoscopy.