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Lawsuit says a Black patient bled to death because of a hospital’s culture of racism

Charles Johnson wears a button with a picture of his wife, Kira, during a press conference announcing a lawsuit outside Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Wednesday in Los Angeles. Kira Johnson died at the hospital in 2016 from complications after giving birth by cesarean section.

The husband of a Black woman who died hours after childbirth in 2016 has sued Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, saying she bled to death because of a culture of racism at the renowned hospital.

(Image credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

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