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Bill Paxton's family sue hospital for wrongful death

Heart surgery at LA’s Cedars-Sinai was ‘high risk and unconventional’, performed by doctor with ‘maverick’ approach, lawsuit alleges

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 filed last Friday 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, and that he downplayed the procedure’s risks. It also alleges the hospital knew the surgeon, Dr Ali Khoynezhad, tended to “engage in maverick surgeries and show suboptimal judgment.” The misguided treatment caused Paxton to suffer excessive bleeding, cardiogenic shock and a compromised coronary artery, the suit alleges.

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