Actor's Newborn Twins Receive Massive Overdose in Hospital

I’m sure everyone is aware of the horror that actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly Buffington have suffered through in recent months. The couple welcomed twins in late November who were accidentally given 10,000 units of heparin instead of the usual 10 units of heparin while in the hospital (Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles). The babies, thankfully are recovering, but the Quaids have filed a lawsuit against the maker of the drug. The lawsuit centers around Baxter Healthcare Corporation’s failure to clearly label its 10 unit and 10,000 unit vials of heparin and failing to recall the product after three other babies died due to such a mistake. Apparently, both the small and large doses of the drug have similarly colored labels.

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