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John Ritter’s Widow: ‘The Jury Has Spoken’

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By Mike Celizic
TODAYShow.com contributor

John Ritter’s widow lost her $67-million lawsuit against the doctors who treated the comedic actor before his death in 2003, but Amy Yasbeck feels she has accomplished her purpose — to educate others about aortic disease.

A Los Angeles jury voted 9-3 in favor of a cardiologist who treated Ritter on Sept. 11, 2003, after he complained of nausea and chest pains on the set of “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter.” A radiologist who had performed a body scan on Ritter two years before he died was also found not liable in the death.

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