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Settlement in John Ritter wrongful death suit

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 16th 2006 9:08AM
john ritter settlementThe family of John Ritter has reached a tentative agreement in a wrongful death lawsuit with Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. Ritter collapsed on the set of the sitcom, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, on September 11, 2003. When he arrived at the hospital, he was suffering from chest pain, nausea, vomiting and dizziness. In the lawsuit, Ritter's family claimed that doctors misdiagnosed him twice and he "underwent improper and unnecessary procedures." Ritter died that night of an aortic aneurysm. He was 54. Ritter's wife, Amy Yasbeck, claimed damages of $25 million. The terms of the settlement are not being released.

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while Amy Yasbeck has managed to add another handful of millions to her coffers, my employer is contemplating raising my health insurance contributions by a few hundred dollars. I swear, any politician with the balls to push for the tort reform will get my vote [almost] automatically.

March 16 2006 at 12:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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