Actor Bill Paxton’s family files wrongful death lawsuit against hospital, surgeon

LOS ANGELES (February 14, 2018) – Nearly one year after 61-year-old actor Bill Paxton died from complications from surgery, his family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the surgeon and hospital that treated him. Paxton, best known for his roles in Apollo 13 and Titanic, suffered a stroke nearly two weeks after undergoing heart surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to repair an aortic aneurysm and replace his bicuspid aortic valve. Paxton’s family says the actor’s subsequent death on February 25, 2017 could have been prevented. Last week, his wife, son, daughter and estate filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging wrongful death, negligence and battery against the hospital and cardiovascular surgeon Ali Khoynezhad. The lawsuit alleges Khoynezhad did not disclose that his planned surgical technique was risky and “unconventional,” that he lacked experience with it, and that it…

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