Bill Paxton died at the age of 61 on Saturday. The Titanic and Apollo 13 star had complications following a heart surgery. He had revealed to a director he was nervous about the surgery that caused his untimely death. He leaves behind two children and his wife of 30 years Louise Newbury (right)
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The actor’s family is suing surgeon Ali Khoynezhad — as well as the Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles, where he performed the operation — for wrongful death, court documents obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram stated.
Bill Paxton has passed away aged 61
His widow Louise Paxton, son James, daughter Lydia and his estate filed suit late last week in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging wrongful death, negligence and battery on the part of cardiovascular surgeon Ali Khoynezhad and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
I mentioned in my previous post you may be right and there could have been mistakes and there might be legal action. I just think it is unfortunate that when medical outcomes are poor, there often seems to be the knee-jerk reaction of "botched surgery" and the assumption that legal action will follow.
Bill Paxton’s Family Files Wrongful-Death Suit Over “Concealed” Risk Of HeartSurgery
Paxton, one of Hollywood’s most popular actors with such credits as Twister and Big Love, was 61 when he died following a stroke last February 25, 11 days after the heart surgery to replace an aortic valve and repair an aortic aneurysm.
The family says, “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery.” The family accurately describes his “illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and flimmaker.” The family adds, “Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.”
Actor Bill Paxton dies at age 61, following surgery – CBS46 News
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.
Bill Paxton's Surgeon and Hospital Deny Any Wrongdoing in Actor's Death
The actor’s family filed a lawsuit against Cedars-Sinai and Dr. Khoynezhad earlier this year, claiming the doctor “failed to disclose that it was an unconventional approach” and was “beyond the scope” of his surgical experience experience.