Bill Paxton's family sues his surgeon and hospital for wrongful death

Bill Paxton's family sues his surgeon and hospital for wrongful death

Bill Paxton's family sues his surgeon and hospital for wrongful death

Paxton had suffered from heart problems since childhood when he suffered from rheumatic fever, a disease that is known to cause heart valve disease.

The lawsuit claims Cedars-Sinai "misrepresented and/or concealed information relating to the risks of surgery and care that would be provided and/or failed to adequately explain the proposed treatment or procedure".

Bill Paxton's family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, claiming the late actor's death nearly one year ago could've been prevented. It also claims Paxton began suffering complications after the surgeon left the operating room "without arranging for continuous care and coverage ... and failed to timely return to the operating room upon notification of the complications, causing a delay in treatment resulting in damage".

Paxton, known for his roles in movies like Aliens and Twister, passed away in February of a year ago.

The family's attorney, Bruce Broillet, made the following statement to Entertainment Tonight: "Bill Paxton and his family trusted the physicians and staff at this medical facility but instead Cedars-Sinai betrayed their trust".

According to Bill Paxton's death certificate, he suffered the stroke and died after the surgery left him with cardiogenic shock, excessive bleeding and compromised his aorta.

Paxton's wife, Louise, and children, James and Lydia, are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles on February 9.

"These remain our top priorities", the statement said.

"Defendant Ali Khoynezhad intentionally performed unnecessary heart surgery", the lawsuit stated.

This required Paxton to undergo another emergency surgery to fix the damage, but his condition worsened over the course of the next 10 days until the actor eventually died of a stroke. "This process ensures that we can continue to provide the highest quality care", Cedars-Sinai's statement said. He starred in HBO's "Big Love" as well as huge blockbusters such as "Titanic", "Aliens", and "Twister".

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center responded the lawsuit by saying they are prohibited from discussing individual cases without clearances from the family.

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