Pax­ton fam­ily sues hos­pi­tal

Geelong Advertiser - - NEWS -

THE fam­ily of Bill Pax­ton has filed a wrong­ful death law­suit against a Los An­ge­les hos­pi­tal and the sur­geon who per­formed the ac­tor’s heart surgery shortly be­fore he died.

The suit against Cedars-Si­nai Med­i­cal Cen­ter al­leges the sur­geon, used a “high risk and un­con­ven­tional sur­gi­cal ap­proach” that was un­nec­es­sary and that he lacked the ex­pe­ri­ence to per­form. It al­leges the hos­pi­tal knew the sur­geon, Dr Ali Khoynezhad, tended to “en­gage in mav­er­ick surg­eries and show sub­op­ti­mal judg­ment”. The suit al­leges Pax­ton, 61, suf­fered ex­ces­sive bleed­ing, car­dio­genic shock and a com­pro­mised coro­nary artery.

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