The family of Alyona Dixon, a 24-year-old woman who tragically passed away due to septic abortion complications, has initiated a wrongful death lawsuit against Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Las Vegas.
Death After Medically Induced Abortion
Alyona Dixon’s unfortunate demise occurred, less than a week after she sought medical assistance from a Planned Parenthood clinic for a medically induced abortion, as reported by KLAS-TV.
After visiting Planned Parenthood, she subsequently visited St. Rose Dominican’s Blue Diamond campus in Las Vegas, complaining of severe lower abdominal pain that had commenced the day before.
According to the lawsuit, Dixon was discharged on September 26 after undergoing a series of tests.
The medical records indicate that she was provided with instructions to follow up with a gynecologist and advised to visit the emergency room if her symptoms worsened.
The following night, at approximately 11 p.m., she presented herself at the emergency room, reporting vaginal bleeding.
The attending physician’s assessment painted a dire picture, including symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, severe dehydration, acute renal failure, leukocytosis, sepsis, lactic acidosis, hypokalemia, sinus tachycardia, metabolic acidosis, pulseless electrical activity, and respiratory failure.
After initially improving following treatment, Dixon was slated for transfer to a Clark County hospital.
Her condition abruptly deteriorated while still in the emergency room.
“Complications from Septic Abortion.”
Her heart rate surged to 150 beats per minute, and she encountered difficulties in breathing. Medical personnel attempted intubation and sedation, but during the procedure, she vomited, and her heart ceased functioning.
Despite resuscitation efforts, she was pronounced dead at 5:32 a.m. on September 28. The Clark County Office determined the cause of death to be “complications from septic abortion.”
The family’s lawsuit against Dignity Health contends that the hospital’s medical staff failed to recognize the severity of Dixon’s condition during her initial visit and neglected to provide appropriate care.
The lawsuit seeks compensation for various expenses, including medical bills, funeral costs, burial expenses, special damages, compensatory damages, and punitive damages, which collectively exceed $15,000.
“Death Was Preventable”
It also seeks general compensation for Dixon’s husband and son.
The legal action has been filed by Kimball Jones and Mark Rouse of Bighorn Law.
Mark Rouse stated, “The death of Alyona Dixon was tragic and devastating for her young family,” Rouse said Friday.
He continued, “Alyona loved kids and hoped to one day operate a kid’s play center. Unfortunately, she will never have that opportunity. We believe the evidence will show that Alyona’s death was preventable and that the defendants should be held accountable for their conduct.”
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