What we do know from the AP, is that the Defense attorneys will provide evidence that Ritter had failed an insurance exam 3 years prior to the incident for "incredibly abnormal" blood levels. Triglycerides were 7 times normal. He had evidence of plaque build-up. He was advised to see a cardiologist. He never did.For three years, Ritter repeatedly missed follow-up visits, did not get a cardiologist, worked long hours on the set and was decidedly overweight. When he became ill, he went to the ER.
Av overweight appearance would be deceptive in that it is not the body habitus one would typically see in patients at risk for dissection.
The commenter goes on:
In court yesterday, according to ABC news, the plaintiff's Cardiac Surgeon
(supposed unbiased expert)………
Upon cross examination, things became heated when it was revealed that the Expert had a conflict of interest. In fact, Ritter's wife, Amy Yasbeck, had spent time speaking at the Expert's symposium recently.The Cardiologist's Defense Attorney also quoted from this Expert's OWN book that stated, finding an aortic dissection was like looking for a "needle in a haystack" and that (essentially) in malpractice situations, physicians should be given the benefit of the doubt because they are so difficult to find and so easily mistaken for a heart attack.
Read the rest.
To the attorneys who commented with “measured responses” urging us to temper judgment, I would ask at what point you say “enough’s enough.” Is there any amount of damages that should trigger outrage?