Bill Paxton’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital and doctor who treated the beloved actor. Paxton went to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last February 14 where Dr. Ali Khoynezhad allegedly performed heart surgery on Paxton. According to the suit, Dr. Khoynezhad used a risky procedure that resulted in Bill Paxton suffering a stroke.
Paxton died on February 25, 2017, at the age of 61-years-old. His death was sudden and unexpected. His fans were left in shock and his family grief-stricken after the quick turn of tragic events.
Now, the wrongful death lawsuit states that risky procedures were used and the hospital is responsible for letting a doctor who wasn’t familiar with the procedure perform the surgery.
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.
Starring in more than 80 movies and television series, Bill Paxton was best known for the movies Aliens, Frailty, True Lies, and Titanic. He starred in the HBO series Big Love from 2006-2011 playing the lead role of Bill Henrickson. Bill Paxton was filming the series True Lies at the time of his death. Paxton’s work as an actor regularly brought him critical acclaim.
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.
PAXTON LAWSUIT: The family of actor Bill Paxton is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital and surgeon who treated him after he died of complications following a heart procedure. @DavidMuir reports. https://t.co/4vXpjoX4ku pic.twitter.com/S5jBkws1vg
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) February 14, 2018
Paxton left behind his widow Louise Newbury. The couple married in 1987 and were celebrating 30 years of marriage together when he died. They have two children: actor James Paxton and daughter Lydia. Bruce Broillet represents the family in their claim.
The lawsuit states the family had put their full trust in the doctor and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center but their trust was ultimately misplaced and they were betrayed.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center responded the lawsuit by saying they are prohibited from discussing individual cases without clearances from the family.
They did state; however, that they are fully committed to the safety and health of their patients.
The report didn’t mention how much the family is seeking in damages. Were you shocked by the news that Bill Paxton passed away so suddenly last year?