March 14, 2008
GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) -- A California jury has cleared a
cardiologist and a radiologist of negligence in the diagnosis and
treatment of actor John Ritter, who died of a torn aorta in 2003.
The 9-3 verdict in the lawsuit brought by Ritter's widow and
children resulted in no damage judgments against the doctors.
Verdicts do not have to be unanimous in civil cases.
The jurors also found that Ritter was advised by the
radiologist, who did a body scan on him two years earlier, to
follow up with treatment by a physician and that the actor did not
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