A Tragic Mother’s Day Story:
TV Judge Glenda Hatchett and Son Charles S. Johnson IVHealthy Wife Kyira Dies After Giving Birth to their sonSomething Went Terribly Wrong at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA – Kyira Dixon Johnson, the healthy, vibrant, fun-loving wife of Charles S. Johnson, IV, and mother of two beautiful children ages one and two, tragically died on April 13, 2016 at 2:22 am due to massive blood loss after a scheduled cesarean section delivery of their second son.

Yesterday, May 10, 2017, TV Judge Glenda Hatchett and her son Charles S. Johnson IV held a press conference to announce that they had filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Arjang Naim, M.D., Benham Kashanchi, M.D., Kathryn Sharma, M.D., Sara Churchill, M.D., Stuart Martin, M.D., and others, for the wrongful death of 39-year old mother and wife, Kyira Adele Dixon Johnson. The lawsuit was filed on March 22, 2017 in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

The plaintiffs filed a Complaint seeking damages for wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress, stating that Kyira’s death was a result of the defendants’ failure to properly and timely respond to her symptoms, and adequately treat her.

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

Judge Glenda Hatchett, host of the two-time Emmy-Nominated nationally syndicated show, Judge Hatchett, now in its 16 th season. Hatchett is a former Chief Judge of one of the nation’s largest juvenile court systems.

See Link to Kyira Tribute Video:

Headline News (HLN) Video

Community Rallies at Cedars-Sinai for Mother Who Died During Childbirth; Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Charles is deeply committed in continuing to be a fully devoted single father to his two young sons who will now never have the love and support of their mother.


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  1. May 16, 2017

    This is heartbreaking. So sorry for the loss of this vibrant woman! My condolences to the family.

  2. May 28, 2017

    A Golden Angel Within You

    This poem is about a beautiful, golden angel who expresses her unconditional love that she still has for her loved ones from the heavens above. Hope you enjoy this poem. Prayers goes out to you and your family.

    I’m a beautiful angel who lives within you. I have an important job to do. My job is to lead and guide you every step of the way. Always remember that I will never go away. You will have me close with you in your heart. Forever I will stay with you, I know that we will never grow apart. Together, we will stand side by side until we meet again within God’s eyes. Even though I’m not physically here with you, I will always be with you in spirit and it’s true. Words can never express how much I miss being with you. These three words will stick close to in your heart, I truly love you.

  3. July 23, 2018

    Oh my gosh! I am so sorry about her death. I believed her life could have been saved if the doctors and nurses carefully were prep to do whatever it takes to save her life in that time and moment she was losing blood, etc. She was a vibrant young beautiful mother, wife, someone’s daughter and a daughter in law. I am so sorry and may her soul rest in peace with the Lord. My condolences and prayers to the family.

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