Four years ago actor and comedian John Ritter was 54 when he collapsed on the TV set of his show (“8 Simple Rules … For Dating My Teenage Daughter)–and died of a heart attack at the hospital.
The procedure for treating a heart attack is the “exact opposite” of what a patient with Ritter’s condition would have undergone, according to legal papers filed by lawyers for the plaintiffs in their medical malpractice and personal injury action.
Part of the suit related to Ritter’s death, who was a beloved comic performer (Three’s Company) and the son of Western Movie star Tex Ritter, is how much he might have earned if he continued with his hit TV show.
If you and your family find yourselves in a similar situation, consulting with a New York Injury Lawyer will be invaluable in terms of what can be accomplished on your behalf.
The jury will learn all about radiology scans and split-second decisions made by doctors in emergency medicine.
Amy Yasbeck, his second wife, and his four children have already received a reported $14 million in settlements with the medical people involved, including the hospital. At issue is the family’s contention that Ritter would have survived longer without treatment for a heart attack–the opposite of what he was having. The family is suing radiologist Matthew Lotysch and cardiologist Joseph Lee for negligence. The doctors said they did nothing wrong.
Dr. Lotysch had seen Ritter two years earlier and told him to follow up with a cardiologist–which he didn’t do.
The firm of Stephen Bilkis & Associates with six convenient locations in the Metropolitan Area can be of invaluable assistance to you if you find yourself involved with a malpractice suit against a doctor or a hospital. Protect yourself and your family by knowing your rights in such cases.