Quaid agrees settlement over twins' hospital overdose

Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid and his wife have agreed to a $750,000 €547,000) settlement with a hospital that gave his newborn twins an overdose of blood thinner.

Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid and his wife have agreed to a $750,000 €547,000) settlement with a hospital that gave his newborn twins an overdose of blood thinner.

A petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court shows the Quaids and Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre agreed on the parents’ damages, but can still pursue claims for their children.

The documents state Cedars-Sinai is not admitting wrongdoing as part of the settlement.

Documents show the Quaids sued drug maker Baxter Healthcare in Illinois over the drug’s packaging, but that case has been dismissed.

The petition filed today indicates Baxter may also sue Cedars-Sinai, which administered too much Heparin to several patients in November last year, including the Quaids’ twins.

Nurses at the hospital allegedly mistakenly gave twins Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace 1,000 times the recommended dose of Heparin, leaving them vulnerable to uncontrolled bleeding and, for a time, in critical condition.

Quaid, 54, has starred in films including 'The Last Detail', 'Great Balls Of Fire!' and 'Vantage Point'.

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