So Sad, Judge Hatchett & Her Son Announce Lawsuit Over Tragic Death Of His Wife

Posted On : May 12, 2017

We are deeply saddened to learn about the death of TV judge, Glenda Hatchett’s, daughter-in-law. On Wednesday, May 10th (2017), Judge Hatchett and her son, Charles S. Johnson IV, announced that they are suing Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles, CA, over the death of Charles’ wife, Kyira Dixon Johnson (39). Charles and his beloved wife, Kyira, have two young children: 1 year old Langston; and 3 year old Charles V, but see details on the tragedy that struck their family below…

Judge Glenda Hatchett of "The Judge Hatchett Show"
Judge Glenda Hatchett of “The Judge Hatchett Show”

The Happy Delivery Of Baby Langston

On April 12, 2016, Kyira and Charles IV happily welcomed their second child, Langston, at 2:33 p.m.. After delivering Langston by C-section, Kyira proudly bonded “skin to skin” with her baby boy, as she held him in the recovery room at 3 p.m…

April 12, 2016: Judge Hatchett's daughter-in-law, Kyira Johnson holding her newborn, Langston, in recovery room at Cedars-Sinai (L.A.); photo: DailyMail
April 12, 2016: Judge Hatchett’s daughter-in-law, Kyira Johnson, holding her newborn, Langston, in recovery room at Cedars-Sinai (L.A.); [photo: DailyMail]

The Tragic Nightmare 12 Hours Later

Everything seemed to go well at first, until they went horrifically wrong soon after Kyira’s delivery:

Via MailOnline: Nurses allegedly first noticed blood in her urine catheter about three hours later. The lawsuit claims her doctors were made aware of Kyira’s situation multiple times as nurses continued to monitor her. A doctor ordered that CT scans be carried out of Kyira’s abdomen and pelvis given she was suffering from abdominal pain and had a flow of blood in her catheter, the lawsuit claims. The CT scans had allegedly still not been done four hours later and the lawsuit alleges they were never carried out.

Kyira and Charles Johnson IV (Judge Hatchett's son) with their eldest son, Charles V; [photo: MailOnline]
Kyira and Charles Johnson IV (Judge Hatchett’s son) with their eldest son, Charles V

Court documents state that doctors recommended at 11.42pm that Kyira go in for surgery to identify the source of bleeding.The mother-of-two was taken to surgery at 12.30am on April 13. “During surgery Kyira was found to have 3 liters of blood in her abdomen. Kyira did not survive the ongoing massive blood loss,” court documents state.

Kyrira was officially pronounced dead at 2:22 a.m.

Official Cause Of Death

The autopsy performed on Kyira’s body ruled that her death was “due to hemorrhagic shock due to acute hemoperitoneum” following her C-section.

Judge Hatchett And Her Distraught Son Speak Outside Cedars-Sinai (L.A.)

Hatchett bravely fought through her pain as she spoke about the lawsuit Wednesday, while standing outside of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). Her son, Charles IV, was reported as being very emotional as he stood by his Mom’s side:

“The tragic death of this magnificent young woman who had become my daughter was absolutely so unnecessary,” Judge Hatchett stated. “The complaint speaks for itself and I trust this lawsuit will spare other families the enormous pain that we are suffering.”

Kyira Johnson [photo: MailOnline]
Kyira Johnson [photo: MailOnline]

Details Of The Lawsuit

Via MailOnline: The lawsuit filed by [Kyira’s] husband is seeking damages for wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress. The couple’s two sons…are also listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

Our sincerest condolences to Charles Johnson IV, he and Kyira’s two children, and their families. We’re pretty sure Judge Hatchett and their legal team will see to it that her son, her grandbabies and Kyira get the justice they deserve. May Kyira Dixon Johnson rest in peace.


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