Entertainment Movies Bill Paxton's Family Reaches Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Surgeon, Hospital The settlement comes after Bill Paxton died of a stroke at age 61 in 2018, resulting from complications with heart surgery By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 20, 2022 01:32 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Sipa / AP Images. Bill Paxton's family has reached a settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit. Attorneys for the late Golden Globe nominee's family filed a notice of settlement Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to documents obtained by PEOPLE, after Paxton died at age 61 back in 2017 due to a stroke resulting from complications with heart surgery. Although the terms of the settlement are confidential, the filing came exactly one month before the case was scheduled to go to trial. The settlement is still awaiting a judge's approval. Bill Paxton's Widow and Children to Receive $1M in Partial Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit Paxton's wife of 30 years, Louise Paxton, filed the lawsuit along with their kids, James and Lydia, in 2018, blaming surgeon Dr. Ali Khoynezhad and the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for providing the actor with "negligent diagnosis, management, and treatment." Attorneys for the Paxtons, Dr. Khoynezhad and Cedars-Sinai did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images According to the lawsuit, Cedars-Sinai "misrepresented and/or concealed information relating to the risks of surgery and care that would be provided and/or failed to adequately explain the proposed treatment or procedure," when Paxton had surgery to replace a heart valve and correct an aortic aneurysm. The family also claimed that the hospital "failed to disclose that [Dr. Khoynezhad] was going to use a high risk and unconventional surgical approach with which he lacked experience and which was, based upon information and belief, beyond the scope of his privileges." Additionally, they alleged that Dr. Khoynezhad was "not in the hospital" when Paxton "began suffering the complications" and failed to arrange for "continuous care and coverage" while he was away. The lawsuit alleged that his absence caused "a delay in treatment resulting in damage." RELATED VIDEO: Bill Paxton's Family Blames Surgeon Who Operated on Him and Hospital for Actor's Death at 61 "Bill Paxton and his family trusted the physicians and staff at this medical facility but instead Cedars-Sinai betrayed their trust," the family's attorney Bruce Broillet said in a statement at the time. "The surgeon's actions resulted in this tragic and preventable death." Steve Heimberg, a fellow attorney for the Paxton family, said in another statement that Dr. Khoynezhad stepped down from his position shortly after Paxton's death. Paxton's family previously reached a partial settlement with General Anesthesia Specialists Partnership for $1 million after the agency was involved in his surgery. Although they denied any direct responsibility, they agreed to the settlement to "reasonably compensate plaintiffs and avoid exposing the defendant to an expensive and time-consuming litigation."