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If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Excuse me, ma'am? But your arse is showing.

John Ritter's widow is suing for $67M because her husband died.

She's suing the doctors who treated her husband when he had a heart attack.

She's suing the doctors who diagnosed him as healthy months or years before he had an attack that caused his aorta to burst.

She's implying that her husband was improperly rushed during the treatment of his attack, when he asked for a second opinion, and the doctor told him that there was no time.

Hm. Given that he crashed on the way to surgery, the doctor's opinion seems to have been borne out, yes?

Here's the thing (and I know that I've said this before and in different ways): We --all of us-- are going to die. I don't care how much money you have or that you spend on preventative care; you are going to pass on, at some point.

You will cease to be.

Expire and go to meet your maker.

Be a stiff.

Bereft of life, you'll rest in peace.

If you're not nailed to a perch, you'll be pushing up daisies.

Your metabolic processes will be history!

You'll be off the twig.

You'll kick the bucket!

You will shuffle off your mortal coil, run down the mountain, and join the bleedin' choir invisible!

You will become an ex-parrotperson!*

And that ain't the doctor's fault.

So if you don't mind, Widow Ritter, unless you can show that the doc's sliced your late husband's healthy aorta by accident, or left a piece of cutlery in his thoracic cavity on an earlier occasion, please cover your arse, and quit shopping for settlements and jacking up malpractice rates across the country (and my medical bills), so that you, an out-of-work actress, can be "set" for the rest of your days.

It's rather unbecoming, actually.

*Deepest respects to John Cleese, et al.

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At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 8:46:00 AM, Anonymous Matt M said...

Mrs. Ritter needs to grieve in private. Use of lawyers to ease the process of loss of a loved one is unhealthy and unlovely.

At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 12:07:00 PM, Anonymous Jason said...

...and now for something completley different...


At Wednesday, March 05, 2008 10:25:00 PM, Blogger Christina LMT said...

"stick your spoon to the wall"

"give up the ghost"

"become fertilizer"

I read the article in disbelief.
This is coming on top of payments already settled previously.


It's not exactly going to bring him back, or ease his family's pain and loss, now is it?

At Saturday, March 08, 2008 7:21:00 AM, Blogger phlegmfatale said...

I contend Mr. Ritter's heart prolly was more fragile for having dealt with her tedious ass for however-many years.

At Saturday, March 08, 2008 8:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i.e. why I no longer practice emergency medicine. Folks are quick and litigious...even if you did nothing wrong, your license will still be under review and it will still cost a lot of money. ptooey. God called him home. That's that.

At Tuesday, September 29, 2009 12:17:00 PM, Blogger ASM826 said...

You will step into the clearing at the end of the path.


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