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Judge Hatchet’s Son Sues Los Angeles Hospital over Wife’s Death

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BY SUSAN JOHNES

TV judge Glenda Hatchett’s son is suing a hospital where his wife passed away 12 hours after she delivered a healthy baby boy via C-section.

In court documents filed on March 22nd, Charles Johnson IV is suing Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA for negligent infliction of emotional distress following the death of his healthy, vibrant, fun, and loving wife,” Kyira Adele Dixon.

The document has allegations that on April 12th, 2016, Dixon, 39 years old, arrived at Cedars-Sinai at around 12:30 p.m. for a repeat of elective cesarean delivery.

Dixon’s delivery was performed by Arjang Naim and assisted by Benham Kashanchi according to the documents. Her husband was also present in the operating room.

It further adds that the delivery started at 2:31 p.m. and the kid was born four minutes later. By about 2.48 p.m. the procedure was completed.

Kyira was out of the operating room and taken to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. But not long after Langston was born, there were signs of a problem. Blood-tinged urine was seen in Kyira’s Foley catheter at 5.00 p.m.

According to the documents, Dr. Naim received a notification with a concern for active internal bleeding at 11.25pm. Shortly afterward, Dixon was taken to surgery around 12:30 a.m. on April 13, 2016, and was found to have 3 liters of blood in her abdomen.

The documents state that Dixon did not survive the ongoing massive blood loss, and was pronounced dead at 2:22 a.m. on April 13, 2016. The report says that the cause of her death was due to hemorrhagic shock.

It lists negligence as “failing to appreciate and properly manage Kyira’s post-partum hemorrhage on time. Additionally, it states the failure to return Kyira to surgery promptly.

“As a proximate result of said negligence of the defendants and the death of descendant, Plaintiffs will continue to be deprived of the love, companionship, comfort, affection, solace, moral support, care, counsel, physical assistance, financial assistance and protection of descendant Kyira. It is a sustained pecuniary loss,” read the documents.

Plaintiffs listed in the suit are Dixon’s husband and his two sons. In a statement, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said that they were saddened by the death and the toll it is taking on her family.

“Cedars-Sinai is firmly committed to the highest levels of quality. It has a comprehensive program to review any problems in patient care, and takes action any time it needs to make changes to maintain our high level of quality,” the hospital said in a statement.

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