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Titanic star Bill Paxton’s family sue over ‘wrongful death’

THE family of Titanic star Bill Paxton has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a hospital and surgeon who performed his heart surgery shortly before his death.

They allege the Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center failed to disclose that Dr Ali Khoynezhad was going to use a ‘high-risk’ and ‘maverick’ surgical approach that he lacked the experience to perform.

Paxton died in February last year, aged 61, 11 days after the procedure to repair an aneurysm.

Neither the hospital nor the surgeon was available to comment on the action.