When actor Bill Paxton went in for heart surgery, he ended up, unfortunately, dying of a stroke. This lethal stroke is thought to have been triggered by heart surgery and his family is now suing the surgeon and hospital involved in his death.
The 61-year-old actor died due to these complications and his family has now filed a suit alleging improper surgery by the surgeon and that the actions of the hospital also led to the stroke Paxton suffered that ended his life.
The coroner declared that the official reason for Paxton’s death was the stroke that occurred eleven days post-surgery. The heart operation was performed to replace a heart valve and repair an aortic aneurysm, a condition where there is a bulge in the aorta, which is the largest blood vessel in the body.
A stroke is a side effect of the surgery and by law should be explained to the patient by his medical team before the surgery occurs. The family claims that the risks were either not explained or made clear. They say that the surgeon “misrepresented or concealed” information about the risks of the surgery.
Alongside these allegations, there are also claims that the surgeon did not only not provide enough care after the stroke but also was not qualified enough to perform the surgery itself.
If a death happens due to negligence from another party it is known as wrongful death. When this occurs the loved ones of the deceased can claim damages by filing a wrongful death claim. When this type of lawsuit is filed there must be enough evidence to prove that the deceased did not receive the right level of care required by the doctors, healthcare professionals, or hospital that lead to complications and death.
Medical malpractice or wrongful death is not an easy case to fight in court. Not only is there is a lot of evidence needed, but alongside this, they also need experts like doctors confirming your opinion of the fact that medical malpractice occurred. All of this can be quite difficult to arrange while dealing with the bereavement of losing a loved one. A California wrongful death lawyer can help arrange all the paperwork and evidence needed. A California wrongful death attorney also has access to a range of experts at his fingertips to make your job of fighting the case for justice a lot easier.
In the unfortunate and devastating event that you have lost a loved one due to the fault of another, you can face emotional and financial hardship. When this happens a California wrongful death lawyer is here to help. Call 818-783-5757 for assistance from a California wrongful death lawyer.