GLENDALE, Calif. — A jury cleared a cardiologist and a radiologist on Friday 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.
The lawsuit was brought by Ritter's widow and children. The 9-3 verdict means there is no damage judgment against the doctors. Verdicts do not have to be unanimous in civil cases.