Paxton family sues hospital
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.