Bill Pax­ton’s fam­ily sues for wrong­ful death

Waterloo Region Record - - Arts & Life -

Nearly a year af­ter “Apollo 13” star Bill Pax­ton died from com­pli­ca­tions from surgery, his fam­ily has filed a wrong­ful-death law­suit against the sur­geon and hos­pi­tal that treated him. Pax­ton suf­fered a stroke nearly two weeks af­ter un­der­go­ing heart surgery to re­pair an aor­tic aneurysm (an ab­nor­mal bulge in the blood ves­sel wall) and re­place his bi­cus­pid aor­tic valve, which lets blood flow from the left atrium to the left ven­tri­cle. He died Feb. 25, 2017, at age 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.

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