Dr Christian responds to reports Joan Rivers’ doctor posed for selfie during procedure: ‘It’s shameful’

Dr Christian has responded to reports that Joan Rivers’ doctor posed for a selfie with her whilst she was on the operating table, branding it ‘shameful’.

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The TV doctor took to Twitter to express his concern over the doctor’s alleged conduct, writing: “If rumours are true that a doc posed 4 a selfie with Joan Rivers as she was under anaesthetic then it is yet another shameful day 4 medicine (sic).”

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Dr Christian’s comments come after reports that the late comedienne’s doctor posed for a selfie with her whilst she was still unconscious during a throat procedure.

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During the same procedure, the 81-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest leaving her on life support for several days.

Joan passed away last month
Joan passed away last month

Joan tragically passed away less than a week later in hospital surrounded by close family.

The doctors treating her could face a serious lawsuit following the recent claims, and a member of staff at the endoscopy clinic told investigators that they had concerns over her Joan’s doctor’s behaviour.

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According to reports, the TV personality’s doctors conducted a biopsy during the procedure without her permission.

Dr. Arthur Caplan, a medical ethicist at New York University's Langone Medical Center, told CNN: “Even though you are a licensed physician, you still should have, if you will, the checks and balances to get your approval to practice in that particular place.”

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