When beloved comedic actor John Ritter collapsed on the set of his hit sitcom, 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter, everyone from the paramedics who responded to the emergency call to the physicians who treated him at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center thought he was having a heart attack. In fact, Ritter was suffering from a sudden, massive tear in the aortic vein – and his grieving family claims that this misdiagnosis and the incorrect treatment that followed it caused the 54-year-old’s premature death. Patient advocates are pointing to the case as a classic example of the way that incorrect diagnoses can quickly spiral out of control in urgent care situations.
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