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John Ritter's doctors cleared of negligence charges

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 14th 2008 4:23PM

John RitterThe two doctors who treated actor John Ritter after he went to the hosptial from the set of 8 Simple Rules... have been cleared of negligence charges.

Ritter's wife, actress Amy Yasbeck, sued the two doctors for $67 million, saying that they didn't do as much as they could do to save the veteran actor that night. The jury decided that the doctors were not at fault because nothing could be done to save his life after he suffered an aortic dissection. Defense attorney Stephen Fraser says that Ritter either didn't follow up in his care or didn't take his medication after a previous examination. The actor went to the hosptial from the show's set because he thought he was having a heart attack.

Interestingly, Yasbeck and her family have already collected $14 million from the hospital and other workers at the hospital.

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Heidi Prickett

I think that Mrs. Ritter is being selfish. She is already recieving enough money from her husbands death as it is and getting more money cant bring him back. I dont think that Kind hearted John would want to be remembered like that. Mrs. Ritter should appreciate the kind words and deeds done to remember her husband and not be a gold digger. Doctors are human beings too!

March 17 2008 at 6:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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