Jury to deliberate Ritter death lawsuit

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) -- A jury in Glendale, California, is expected to begin deliberating the wrongful-death lawsuit against John Ritter's doctors.

Attorneys gave jurors drastically different views Wednesday on whether anything could have been done to save the actor the night he died of a torn aorta.

An attorney for Ritter's family says a proper diagnosis would have led to immediate emergency surgery and saved his life.

But lawyers for the two doctors being sued for 67 million dollars said they acted properly and insisted there was no way Ritter could have survived.

Ritter died in 2003 at a Burbank hospital after becoming ill while working on his hit TV show "8 Simple Rules ... for Dating My Teenage Daughter."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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