John Ritter’s Widow Inspired

Somehow John Ritter’s Widow’s remarks following the not-guilty verdict of two physcians angers me to no end.

 “I disagree with the jury’s decision but I believe in the system and I respect it,” said the widow, Amy Yasbeck. “It inspires me even more to find, with these brilliant medical minds, a path to diagnose aortic diseases.”

So what is she saying?  It seems to imply that she realizes that brilliant medical minds cannot always definitively diagnose and treat aortic dissection.  And yet she disagrees with the jury?  And why did it take a jury of non-medical laypeople to convince her that the medical minds involved were brilliant?  Could neither she, nor her lawyer, nor the media, nor the hospital’s lawyers convince her of this?  So all someone has to do is choose not to believe something that is evident, and then sue numerous physicians and the treating hospital as well?  In a case that took nearly five years to settle?

Are you with me on this or am I crazy?

  1 comment for “John Ritter’s Widow Inspired

  1. Jared
    October 16, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    What I think this shows is how broad the current American fashion of thinking belief and empirically supported observation are the same thing.

    It’s her problem. The unfortunate thing is she has a lot of clones.

    SSG J

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