Judge Hatchett Daughter – Glenda Hatchett, a television judge, has recounted how her daughter-in-law sadly died from major blood loss 12 hours after giving birth via caesarean section in a hospital setting.
Following the scheduled c-section delivery of her second son with husband Charles S. Johnson IV at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in April of last year, Kyira Dixon Johnson, 39, passed away at the hospital.
Hatchett stood outside the hospital with her distraught son on Wednesday as it was revealed that Johnson had filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital over his wife’s death.
Specifically, the lawsuit claims that the doctors in charge of Kyira’s treatment were negligent in their response to her symptoms and in their failure to correctly treat her when she began bleeding after giving birth.
According to court documents, when doctors operated on her hours after the birth, they allegedly discovered three litres of blood in her abdominal cavity.
After giving birth to their second son Langston at 2.33pm on April 12th, Kyira was transferred to recovery at 3pm, where she had the opportunity to bond with the baby on “skin-to-skin” contact.
Nurses allegedly discovered blood in her urinary catheter roughly three hours after she was admitted to the hospital.
Her doctors were allegedly informed of Kyira’s predicament on multiple occasions, according to the lawsuit, while nurses continued to monitor her.
According to the lawsuit, a doctor ordered that CT scans of Kyira’s belly and pelvis be performed because she was experiencing stomach pain and had a flow of blood in her catheter.
The CT scans were allegedly still not completed four hours after they were scheduled, and the lawsuit claims they were never completed.
According to court documents, doctors recommended that Kyira undergo surgery at 11:42 p.m. in order to determine the source of the blood loss.
On April 13, around 12.30 a.m., the mother-of-two was rushed to the hospital for surgery.
‘During surgery, it was discovered that Kyira had three litres of blood in her abdomen. In court documents, it is stated that Kyira did not survive the continued significant blood loss.
The cause of death was determined to be “hemorrhagic shock due to acute hemoperitoneum” following the c-section at 2.22 a.m., according to the autopsy, which was performed shortly after.
The case filed by her husband seeks damages for wrongful death as well as negligent infliction of mental distress on the couple’s children.
“This being our second time around as parents, we were expecting it to be a walk in the park,” said her husband, who has since returned to his hometown of Atlanta. “But it wasn’t.” “What was intended to be a spectacular celebration turned into a nightmare,” says the narrator of the storey.
In the present, he and his mother, Judge Glenda Hatchett, who is the star of the television show “The Verdict with Judge Hatchett,” are raising two sons, Charles Johnson the fifth, 3, and Langston, 1.
“She had a wonderful pregnancy,” Charles Johnson remarked. He stated that both his wife and unborn son were in good health.
It was clear that the couple had done their homework. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center was regarded as one of the best hospitals in the country. The doctors were well-known in the community.
Their families had travelled to California to celebrate the birth of their child. In the end, they decided to hold a funeral. Mr. Hatchett’s son, Charles Johnson IV, has filed a wrongful death case against the hospital, claiming that the hospital was negligent in the infliction of emotional distress on his mother.
When physicians discovered internal bleeding following the birth of her child, they discovered 3 litres of blood in Kira’s abdominal cavity. Both Charles Johnson IV and Glenda A.
Hatchett stood in front of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to announce their lawsuit against the hospital, claiming that they “ignored” symptoms following the birth of their child.
When she isn’t working, Judge Hatchett enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren, who regrettably lost their mother in 2016. In addition to cute photos of Charles Johnson V and Langston, the TV actress frequently tweets pictures of her late daughter-in-law. Among those named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Dixon’s husband and her two boys.
In a statement to PEOPLE, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said that they were “truly saddened by her death and the toll it is having on her family.”
According to the hospital, “Cedars-Sinai is strongly committed to the highest standards of quality, has a comprehensive programme to assess any difficulties in patient care, and takes action every time it is necessary to make changes in order to maintain our high level of quality.”
In the event that there is a concern raised about a patient’s medical care, we conduct an investigation to determine exactly what happened, which may include reviewing hospital procedures and determining the competency of healthcare providers.
We then make any necessary changes to ensure that we continue to provide the highest quality medical care possible.