2 doctors cleared in Ritter death
( AP )- A California jury has cleared a cardiologist and a radiologist of negligence in the diagnosis and treatment of actor John Ritter.
Ritter died of a torn aorta in 2003.
The jurors found that Ritter was advised by the radiologist to follow up with treatment by a physician, but Ritter didn't follow the order. The radiologist had completed a body scan on him two years earlier.
The lawsuit was brought by Ritter's widow and children. The jury's verdict was 9-3. Verdicts do not have to be unanimous in civil cases.