Actor’s family sue over death
BILL Paxton’s family is suing a hospital and the surgeon who performed the Titanic actor’s heart surgery shortly before he died for negligence and wrongful death.
They claim Los Angeles’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre and Dr Ali Khoynezhad misrepresented the risks of the unnecessary and “maverick” operation that the surgeon was not experienced with.
Paxton, who appeared in dozens of films including Apollo 13 and The Terminator, died at the age of 61 in February last year, 11 days after the procedure to repair an aneurysm. His widow Louise and their children James and Lydia Paxton are seeking undisclosed damages.