Melissa Rivers Believes Joan Rivers' Death Was '100 Percent Preventable'

05/01/2015 10:11 am ET | Updated May 01, 2015

Melissa Rivers gave her first televised interview since her mother's death to the "Today" show's Matt Lauer, and though the full interview will air on Monday, May 4, a clip shows Melissa discussing Joan Rivers' hospital stay. "I just couldn't believe what I was seeing. It ... it becomes very surreal," she told Lauer.

According to NBC, the interview will also touch on the malpractice suit she filed against the clinic in which Joan Rivers stayed. "In my opinion, it was 100 percent preventable," Melissa said, in a transcript provided by NBC. When asked what they could have done to prevent her death, Melissa responded, "How about paying attention to the vital signs? How about having a properly equipped crash cart?"

Watch part of Melissa Rivers interview with "Today" below:

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