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Bill Paxton family sues hospital, doctor for wrongful death

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PHOTO: Bill Paxton in a scene from the movie, Edge of Tomorrow. Birthday 5/17 1955, Photo Date: 2014 (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.) PHOTO: Bill Paxton in a scene from the movie, Edge of Tomorrow. Birthday 5/17 1955, Photo Date: 2014 (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)
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(AP) - The family of Bill Paxton has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Los Angeles hospital and the surgeon who performed the actor's heart surgery shortly before he died.

The suit filed Friday against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center alleges the surgeon used a "high risk and unconventional surgical approach" that was unnecessary and that he lacked the experience to perform.

Paxton's death certificate says he died Feb. 25, 2017, from a stroke, 11 days after surgery to replace a heart valve and repair aorta damage.

A spokeswoman for the hospital says patient privacy laws forbid her from giving comment on Paxton's case, but nothing is more important to Cedars-Sinai than the health and safety of its patients.

Paxton starred in the films "Titanic" and "Aliens," and the HBO series "Big Love."

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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