Bill Paxton's Family Files A Lawsuit Against Surgeon & Hospital For Wrongful Death

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The family of actor Bill Paxton, who died on February 25, 2017, at age 61, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and a surgeon who operated on Paxton, The New York Post's Page Six reports.

Paxton, 61, died in February a year ago due to a stroke he suffered less than two weeks after undergoing heart surgery to treat an aortic aneurysm, which is essentially the enlargement of the aorta, the body's main artery that carries oxygen-rich blood to the heart.

In the suit filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court (read it here), Paxton's widow, Louise Paxton, and their children James and Lydia claim Cedars-Sinai, Southbay Medical Partners and Dr. Ali Khoynezhad acted "negligently, carelessly, recklessly and unskillfully".

The wrongful death lawsuit not only alleges that the doctor who spearheaded the heart surgery used risky methods, but also that Bill Paxton's death was preventable.

They believe those factors contributed to Paxton's post-surgery complications.

Khoynezhad left his position as a surgeon at Cedars-Sinai shortly after Paxton's death, the family's release said.

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The defendants failed to disclose that Dr Khoynezhad "was going to use a high-risk and unconventional surgical approach with which he lacked experience", the family's lawyer wrote.

The complaint added that Paxton suffered multiple complications and that Khoynezhad was not in the operating room at the time.

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

"State and federal privacy laws prevent us from commenting about patient care without written authorization", the hospital said in its own statement to People when asked to comment on the lawsuit.

"One of the reasons for our high quality is that we thoroughly review concerns about any patient's medical vehicle", the statement continues.

Paxton, who appeared in films including Twister and Aliens, was 61 years old when he died last year. He was also known for the TV series "Big Love" and "Training Day", the latter of which he was starring in when he died.

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