Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ritter Family Loses Lawsuit Against Physicians

A jury has found, 9-3, that two physicians who treated actor John Ritter were not negligent as his family alleged. In its verdict it decided that the cardiologist was not negligent for failing to find a torn aorta. Mr. Ritter was diagnosed with a heart attack. The radiologist had advised Mr. Ritter two years earlier to consult other physicians about his health; the actor had not done so. Mr. Ritter's widow, the actress Amy Yasbeck, said, ""I disagree with the jury's decision but I believe in the system and I respect it." She has set up a foundation to study the condition that caused her husband's death. Read more here.

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