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thankless job ?

How would anyone like to be summoned to work at 3.00am
and slapped with a multimillion dollar lawsuit for possibly making a
judgement mistake ?
The plaintiffs claim that Dr. Joseph Lee, the cardiologist who was summoned to the hospital that night, mishandled the case. They also claim that Dr. Matthew Lotysch, a radiologist, failed to adequately warn Ritter of a purportedly enlarged aorta after doing a body scan on the actor two years earlier.

Eight other medical personnel and the hospital have settled lawsuits. Ritter's widow, Amy Yasbeck, and his four children received $14 million from those cases.

Fraser argued that his client, Lotysch, and Lee are experienced, highly regarded doctors who did the best they could under the circumstances.

"This was a rare presentation of a rare disease," Fraser said. "Before Dr. Lee got to the hospital, Mr. Ritter had been diagnosed (with a heart attack)."

Lee's lawyer, John McCurdy, said: "Dr. Lee was reasonable in believing he had a patient who was crashing and could die. ... He had to make a decision and he didn't have a lot of time to make it."
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