Bill Paxton's Family Thinks His Death Was Preventable

The late actor's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital and surgeon who treated him.
Posted at 2:23 PM, Feb 15, 2018

Bill Paxton's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital and surgeon who treated the actor prior to his death. 

The "Big Love" star died 11 days after undergoing heart surgery in 2017. He was 61 years old. 

The actor's official cause of death was listed as a stroke on his death certificate. 

In their lawsuit, Paxton's family accused Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the surgeon of providing "negligent diagnosis, management and treatment" that led to Paxton's post-surgery complications. They also allege the defendants didn't pass on all information about risks associated with the surgery. 

In a statement, the hospital said it couldn't comment specifically about patient care, but noted, "Nothing is more important to Cedars-Sinai than the health and safety of our patients."

The surgeon who treated Paxton no longer works at the hospital. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN