Ac­tor’s fam­ily sue over death

Western Mail - - NEWS -

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.

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