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Almost a year after his death, Bill Paxton's family files suit

Because New Jersey families have many emotions and tasks to address in the aftermath of a loved one's death, it can take time to get affairs in order. As a result, if a family believe that their loved one's death occurred as a result of medical malpractice, a legal claim against the parties considered responsible may take some time to arrange. However, individuals who file claims within the allowed time frame could seek justice and compensation.

It was recently reported that almost a year after the death of actor Bill Paxton his family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Paxton died last year after suffering a stroke, which resulted from complications relating to heart surgery. He passed away just days after the operation was completed.

The family believes that the fatal complications arose because the surgeon lacked the experience to perform the procedure. Additionally, the operation itself was believed to have been "high risk and unconventional." The family also stated that information regarding the risks of the procedure were not properly disclosed. It was unclear what type of compensation and for what damages they hope to receive in the event that their case proves successful.

An unexpected death can leave any surviving loved one reeling. If New Jersey residents believe that medical professionals acted in a manner that did not coincide with the standard of care, acted negligently or made preventable errors that led to the deaths of their family members, they may find information on medical malpractice and wrongful death claims of use. Speaking with attorneys experienced in this field of law may also help them better understand whether they may have reason to seek compensation.

Source: CNN, "Bill Paxton's family files wrongful death suit", Sandra Gonzalez, Feb. 13, 2018

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