Thursday, January 24, 2008

"John Ritter's family sues over his death"

Actress Amy Yasbeck, the widow of 'Three's Company' star John Ritter, is suing two doctors who treated her husband before his death in April 2003, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.

According to the lawsuit, Ritter's family is blaming a doctor who read the results of the actor's body scan in 2001 and another who diagnosed him the night he died.
"You can't treat my kid's dad for something and kill him in the process," his widow says.

Yasbeck wants more than $67 million in damages, due to Ritter's potential earning power on the hit show he starred in at the time of his death -- '8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.'

"I think the money will show how angry the jury will be about what happened to John and what could happen to them," Yasbeck says of the lawsuit.

Lawyers for the doctors claim there was no wrong doing on the part of their clients.

"I really, really believe that for whatever reason, John Ritter's time was up," Stephen C. Fraser, one of the doctor's attorneys says.

Ritter's family has already received $14 million in settlements, including over $9 million from the hospital where he died.

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