Amy Yasbeck filed a million wrongful death lawsuit after her husband died, against Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and several doctors, mostly radiologists and cardiologists who treated him, alleging they misdiagnosed his condition and that contributed to his death.
56-year-old Michael Plonsker was part of the legal team who filed the suit in Burbank, California, when Ritter collapsed on the set of “8 Simple Rules For Dating My Daughter” on September 11, 2003.
An American sitcom starring John Ritter most popular before his untimely passing in 2003.
ran from 2002 to 2005 on the ABC in America, ABC1 in the UK and Channel 7 in Australia.
After almost 10 years of John Ritter’s death due to an undiagnosed congenital heart defect, his widow Amy Yasbeck has finally found love again.
She is dating lawyer Michael Plonsker, who helped secure her family’s financial future.
TV guest roles included The Love Boat, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ally Mc Beal and he was the voice of Clifford the Big Red Dog cartoon series.
Ritter, whose father was country music singer and actor Tex Ritter, had four children and was married to Amy Yasbeck.
As CBS' Elizabeth Kaledin reports, the aortic dissection – a tear in the aorta -- that felled Ritter is tough to detect and leaves little time to react. Friends recalled him as loving and buoyant."It's like there is a big tear in the world's heart," actor Henry Winkler told "Entertainment Tonight" on Friday."All of us at ABC, Touchstone Television and The Walt Disney Company are shocked and heartbroken at the terrible news of John's passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and children at this very difficult time," said an ABC spokesman.He was on the set Thursday for rehearsal when he was told Ritter had taken ill.No decision had been made Friday about the future of "8 Simple Rules...," which was to begin its second season Sept. It's one of the few bright spots in the struggling network's lineup."He was extraordinary in every aspect of his life, especially as a father.