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Bill Paxton's family settles lawsuit with hospital

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Bill Paxton arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 31, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Bill Paxton Arrives at Critics Choice Television Awards, May 31, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA Photo by Richard Shotwell /Invision/AP

Actor Bill Paxton's family to settle wrongful death lawsuit with Los Angeles hospital against surgeon who performed heart surgery shortly before his death in 2017 Agreed, according to the court filed on Friday.

A lawsuit filed against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center more than four years ago was scheduled to go to trial next month. However, attorneys for Paxton's wife of 30 years, Louise, and their two children, James and Lydia, have filed a notice in Los Angeles Superior Court that they have agreed to a settlement.

Plaintiffs' attorneys Bruce Broyer and Steve Heimberg said in a statement that "this matter has been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties."

According to our attorneys, this term is confidential. E-mails seeking comment from defendants were not immediately returned. The deal still has to be approved by a judge.

Paxton, who starred in films such as 'Apollo 12', 'Titanic' and 'Alien' as well as his television series such as 'Big Love', died on February 11, 2017.

According to his death certificate, the cause was a stroke that occurred 11 days after he had surgery to replace his heart valve and repair damage to his aorta.

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A lawsuit filed a year later accused surgeon Dr. Ali Khoynezhad of using unnecessary "high-risk and unconventional surgical approaches" to disregarded the experience to perform, and the risks of the procedure.

Due to misguided treatment, Paxton suffered excessive bleeding, cardiogenic shock, and coronary artery damage, the complaint alleges. However, Cedars-Sinai said it knew that Koinejad "engaged in unusual operations and tended to exhibit suboptimal judgment."

Defendants said in court documents that Paxton and his family knew and understood the risks associated with the surgery and voluntarily continued the operation. The defendant said that there was no negligence that had led to his death.

This four -year court struggle was that the Pakston family frequently tried to bring out more evidence from the hospital. , which was characterized by frequent court hearings on the issue.

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Paxton was one of the industry's most prolific actors from the early 1980s until his death, including "Twister" and "Weird Science." Accumulated his nearly 100 credits. He was in the CBS drama series 'Training Day' when he passed away.

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