Bill Paxton's family is set to receive $1 million after reaching a settlement with an anesthesiologist medical group linked to his 2017 death.
Court documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court show that General Anesthesia Specialists Partnership has agreed to the seven-figure payout, NBC reported. The court still has to sign off on the matter.
The medical group was involved with a heart surgery that the "Titanic" star underwent less than two weeks before he died suddenly on Feb. 25, 2017.
As part of the settlement, General Anesthesia Specialists denied responsibility, according to court records, saying it "contends that its personnel complied with the standard of care insofar as their involvement in the care and treatment of … Paxton, and nothing their personnel did or didn't do caused or contributed to his death."
An attorney for medical group said the settlement was a "business decision."
Back in early 2017, Bill appeared on the "WTF With Marc Maron" podcast and revealed he had a damaged aortic valve. Shortly after, he underwent open heart surgery. One day after the surgery, he underwent a second procedure to repair a coronary artery. Ten days after that second surgery, the "Twister" star suffered a fatal stroke.
Bill's family initially filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against the surgeon and Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where the procedures were performed. NBC says General Anesthesia Specialists Partnership was later added to the lawsuit.
The family argued that the surgeon used a "high risk and unconventional surgical approach" and downplayed the risks.
Despite the settlement, the case pushes on against the other parties named in the lawsuit, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the surgeon who operated on the beloved actor. Court records show a trial date has been set for September.