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Bill Paxton's family sues hospital, doctor for wrongful death

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Bill Paxton's family is suing Medical Center for wrongful death of the

The family alleges that Paxton's doctor recommended an unconventional without explaining the risks. The actor, 61, died of a nearly one year ago following a heart for repair.

The family filed a complaint in Superior Court on Friday against Cedars-and Dr

They claim the hospital and the doctor misrepresented the risks of the and failed to disclose that it was an unconventional approach that was "beyond the scope" of the doctor's experience and privileges, according to

Paxton, best known for his roles in "Aliens" and "The Terminator", suffered serious complications during and after the surgery.

According to the family, Khoynezhad had already left the operating room, which created a delay in treating the damage.

The hospital in a statement to THR said, "State and federal privacy laws prevent us from commenting about patient care without written authorization. But we can share the following: Nothing is more important to Cedars-than the and safety of our patients.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 19:25 IST