- CHARLES JOHNSON IV ET AL VS CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CENTER ET A
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CHARLES JOHNSON IV ET AL VS CEDARS SINAI MEDICAL CENTER ET AThirty- nine-year-old Dixon passed away on April 13, after a routine C section at the medical center went wrong, according to the suit. Now, among other things, Johnson is asking for general damages, special damages, funeral and burial expenses and court costs. But shortly after the procedure, the medical team at Cedars Sinai realized she was bleeding internally, he said. After that discovery, Dixon was allowed to suffer for 10 hours before any meaningful action was taken. The delivery started at p. The procedure was completed at or about p. At p. But by almost p. Medical records indicate that a nurse called the resident physician to evaluate the situation, according to the suit. The catheter was removed and replaced but eight minutes later, blood was noticed draining from the new catheter. One of the defendants named in the suit, Dr. Dixon finally succumbed to massive blood loss by a. Johnson IV, who is raising two toddler boys, Charles Johnson V and Langston — the baby Dixon gave birth to right before her death — has included them ad litem as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. He is also suing for negligent infliction of emotional stress, according to the lawsuit. How do you explain to children, that they will never see their mother? Email Address. First Name. Your privacy is important to us. You may unsubscribe anytime via the link found at the bottom of each email we send. Latest ePaper Subscribe Now! LA Sentinel in your pocket:. Don't be limited anymore! Relax in comfort each week as you read the printed newspaper on your own time, delivered weekly to your home or office. Includes FREE shipping! Click to Win! Classifieds Archives. Friday, April 10, Taste of Soul Scholarships! Contact Us About. Galleries Cartoons. Taste of Soul Buy Cookbook. Celebration of Life. Daily Briefs. District Attorney News.
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About Submit. Home lawsuits Family Sues L. Charles S. Johnson IV says his wife, Kira, was in great health when she arrived at the Los Angeles hospital for an elective c-section to deliver their second son on April 12, Less than twelve hours after she gave birth, she died due to massive blood loss. In a lawsuit, Johnson alleges Kira's death could have been prevented by Cedars-Sinai staff. Court documents obtained by People magazine state blood was seen in Kira's urine around 5 P. The year-old was pronounced dead at A. Johnson IV filed a complaint seeking damages for wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress. The U. This is the only developed country where the maternal mortality rate has risen over the past two decades. For Black women, these stats are far more dire. Black women are nearly four times more likely than white women to die as a result of pregnancy or childbirth related complications. The situation has even drawn concern from the U. According to Our Bodies Ourselves"the disparity between black and white women is consistent at all income levels. Newer Post Older Post Home.
ET on Monday, April Her bladder had been nicked and the internal bleeding had been discovered too late, he said. And it's very, very painful. I'm hopeful about the impact this will have. At the show's conclusion, a brief clip of Kira Dixon Johnson is shown, her hair whipping around her face as she flashes a double-wide smile traveling by boat and train and hugging her first son, Charles Johnson V. Her husband is then shown speaking in Washington D. Every year, 50, U. Almost die, making this country the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world. Then writers met with Johnson. The episode is a nail-biter. You have an inkling how it's going to end, but you hope against hope it won't. The show doesn't shy away from confronting an obvious bias as the black woman's care in the show is delayed until it is too late to save her. More: Hospitals know how to protect mothers. Everywhere we go we say, 'Oh, mommy loves this song. Mommy loved this place. Even though she's not here. I want them to have a beautiful image of who she was and the way she lived her life. After her death, Johnson formed 4Kira4Momsa non-profit that honors her life and is dedicated to preventing other mothers and families from birth-related deaths. We are always committed to making any changes needed so we can provide our patients with the highest level of care. That's what I'm most proud of. The navigation could not be loaded.
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The mother of two, however, would never make it out of the hospital alive. It took 10 hours for hospital staff to take any meaningful action and by then it was too late. On April 15th, the series will tackle the maternal mortality crisis, followed by a town hall addressing maternal health. MadameNoire MN : What happened to your wife was terrible. Would you like to take a guess on what the cut time was on my son? The way this has been described by medical experts [when] they reviewed the records, is that what happened to Kira was not a medical tragedy, it was a medical catastrophe. Things happen. It was the continued neglect. It was everything, it was the failure to utilize hemorrhage protocols that they have in the state of California. For me, honest to God, they really are the blessing. They really have all the best parts of their mom. I really do believe that the highest honor that I pay Kira is to do everything I can to make sure we send other mothers home with their babies. It really is an honor to work with them and to make this all come to fruition. MN: What steps did you take following this catastrophe as far as filing a complaint against the hospital? We did a couple of things. If the situation or circumstances present themselves, file legal action, which we did. There is a lawsuit against Cedars-Sinai hospital and the doctors that are involved in this. Also, file a complaint, make sure that you file a complaint with the local medical board against the doctors. I have this acronym that I use, which is just ACT. Those are the big things that I feel are missing in medicine today.