Bill Paxton’s Family Reaches Settlement In Lawsuit Against Surgeon

Published on August 22, 2022.

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Bill Paxton’s family has reached a settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit.

Paxton’s attorneys filed a notice of settlement on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The Golden Globe nominee passed at the age of 61 back in 2017 due to a stroke resulting from complications with heart surgery.

The terms of the settlement remain confidential, however, the filing came exactly one month before the case was scheduled to go to trial. The settlement must still be approved by a judge.

Paxton’s wife, Louise Paxton, filed the lawsuit along with their kids, James and Lydia, in 2018. The lawsuit blamed surgeon Ali Khoynezhad and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for providing the actor with “negligent diagnosis, management, and treatment.”

The lawsuit claims that Cedars-Sinai “misrepresented and/or concealed information relating to the risks of surgery and care that would be provided and/or failed to adequately explain the proposed treatment or procedure.”

The family also claimed that the hospital “failed to disclose that [Dr. Khoynezhad] was going to use a high risk and unconventional surgical approach with which he lacked experience and which was, based upon information and belief, beyond the scope of his privileges.”

They alleged that Dr. Khoynezhad was “not in the hospital” when Paxton “began suffering the complications” and failed to arrange for “continuous care and coverage” while he was away. The lawsuit alleged that his absence caused “a delay in treatment resulting in damage.”

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