02/09/2014 08:25 BST | Updated 02/09/2014 08:59 BST

Joan Rivers' Family ‘Considering Legal Action' As Doctors Bring Comedian Out Of Induced Coma (VIDEO)

Joan Rivers’ family are considering legal action following the comedian’s “botched surgery”, according to reports.

Joan is currently thought to being brought out of an induced coma, which she was put into after her hospitalisation last week.

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Joan and her daughter Melissa

Emergency services were called when Joan stopped breathing during throat surgery. The ‘Fashion Police’ presenter was rushed to an NYC hospital, where her family have been keeping a bedside vigil.

Joan’s relatives are now apparently “hoping to hold someone responsible” and are considering whether legal action could be an option.

A source tells the New York Daily News: "The night before she was performing and now she is on life support.

“An 81-year-old should not have that procedure as an outpatient. Very ill-advised.”

On Sunday, it was reported that Joan’s family, including her daughter Melissa, were facing the agonising decision over whether to switch off the life support machine that is aiding her breathing, however, her condition is now believed to have improved.

Joan is now being brought out of the medically-induced coma so that doctors can evaluate the damage, which may have caused damage to her brain.

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