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Actor Bill Paxton's family agrees to settlement of wrongful death lawsuit

The family of late actor Bill Paxton has agreed to a settlement with a Los Angeles hospital in a wrongful death lawsuit against a surgeon who performed heart surgery shortly before his death in 2017, court filings say. Friday, according to documents.

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

Plaintiffs' attorneys Bruce Broyer and Steve Heimberg said in a statement that "the matter was 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,Apollo 13 Titanic Alien Movies and TV series including , includingBig Love, died in February 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.

A lawsuit filed in 2018

In a lawsuit filed a year later, the surgeon accused Ali Khoynezhad, Ph. It claims to have used an approach. He had no experience to perform and downplayed the risks of the procedure. Alleging, Cedars-Sinai knew that Koinezhad "engaged in unusual operations and was prone to exhibiting suboptimal judgment." His family said they knew and understood the risks involved in the surgery and voluntarily proceeded with it.The defendant said there was no negligence that led to his death.

Four years The legal battle was characterized by frequent attempts by the Paxton family to extract more evidence from the hospital, as well as frequent court hearings on the matter.

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Paxton was one of the busiest actors in the industry from the early 1980s until his death, includingTwister Accumulated his nearly 100 credits. Weird Science. At the time of his death, he was appearing in his CBS drama Training His Series .