It just came accross on yahoo.com that 2 of actor’s John Ritter’s doctors were cleared of negligence in this high profile medical malpractice case.
Yahoo is reporting that the jury cleared a cardiologist and a radiologist today of negligence in the diagnosis and treatment of actor John Ritter, who died of a torn aorta in 2003. Jurors found that the radiologist advised Ritter to follow up with treatment by a physician after a body scan two years before his death. Ritter didn’t follow the order.
If you haven’t been following the case, the lawsuit was brought by Ritter’s widow and children. They were alleging negligence against the two doctors. The jury returned a 9-3 verdict means there is no damage judgment against the doctors.
One interesting thing I found, is that the Ritter family had already settled with eight other medical personnel and the hospital previously made settlements with the family totaling $14 million.
To read more on the story follow the link posted above to Yahoo.com