His widow Louise Paxton, son James, daughter Lydia and his estate filed suit late last week in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging wrongful death, negligence and battery on the part of cardiovascular surgeon Ali Khoynezhad and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
"Bill Paxton and his family trusted the physicians and staff at this medical facility but instead Cedars-Sinai betrayed their trust", the family's attorney, Bruce Broillet, said in the release, according to the Fort-Worth Telegram. "We are pursuing accountability and justice from a physician and a hospital that failed to adequately protect Mr. Paxton", plaintiff attorney Steve Heimberg says in the release.
Scientists discover new antibiotic family in soil
This antibiotic Malacidin, further scores over others because of its ability to prevent development of resistance by the microbes. Nonetheless, they wrote that the breakthrough suggests there may be more similar compounds like malacidin to discover.
Dr. Khoynezhad left his position as a surgeon at Cedars-Sinai shortly after Paxton's death, according to the release.
Paxton died on February 25, 2017 - 11 days after the procedure - and his family is seeking unspecified damages. The document alleges that Paxton consulted Khoynezhad, Cedars-Sinai and other defendants in connection with cardiac conditions that included bicuspid aortic valve and aortic aneurysm.
They claim the hospital and the doctor misrepresented the risks of the surgery and failed to disclose that it was an unconventional approach that was "beyond the scope" of the doctor's experience and privileges, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The lawsuit said that after undergoing the procedure, Paxton suffered multiple complications including excessive bleeding and cardiogenic shock, where the heart muscle is so damaged it can no longer pump enough blood for the body.
CIA, NSA, FBI chiefs warn against buying Huawei and ZTE phones
Six US intelligence chiefs, including those from the FBI, CIA and NSA, have advised against using Huawei and ZTE phones. Despite these setbacks, Huawei is still selling an unlocked version of its flagship Mate 10 Pro in the US.
The hospital notes that by law it is not allowed to comment on "patient care without written authorization".
"These remain our top priorities", the statement continued.
Punjab National Bank detects fraudulent transactions worth Rs 10000 crore
The amount of fraudulent transactions is equivalent to eight times the bank's net income of about Rs 1,320 crore ($206 million). The agency received the complaints about the transactions detected by the public sector bank late last night.