Joan Rivers’ Family Consider Lawsuit Over Procedure That Could Leave Star ‘A vegetable Or In A Wheelchair’


The 81-year-old's daughter Melissa, seen here with her mom last year, is in New York and at her mother's bedside at Mount Sinai Hospital 

Mrs Rancic said on Twitter that despite being a strong woman, Joan Rivers is now in need of prayers

Joan Rivers’ family are said to be considering bringing a lawsuit after she suddenly stopped breathing during a ‘botched’ procedure as doctors fear a stroke could leave her ‘as a vegetable’ or ‘needing a wheelchair’.

The process to bring the comedian out of a medically induced coma began on Sunday at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and will take until Tuesday.

The 81-year-old went into a cardiac and respiratory arrest on Thursday morning while undergoing a procedure on her vocal cords at a private clinic on New York City’s Upper East Side.