Dennis Quaid settles for $750,000 over medication error

December 17th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid and wife have settled for 750,000 dollars with a Los Angeles hospital that gave their newborn twins an overdose of blood thinner last year.

A petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday shows that Cedars-Sinai hospital is not admitting wrongdoing as part of the settlement. It has to be approved by a Los Angeles judge.

Two weeks after twins Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace were born (via a surrogate) in November 2007, the hospital mistakenly gave a massive overdose of the blood thinner Heparin, which nearly killed them.

Cedars-Sinai, which was fined 25,000 dollars by the California Department of Public Health, has since apologized.

“It was the scariest, most frightening day that I think either of us have ever been through, to come face to face with your little kids who - so young in that kind of situation,” quoted Quaid as saying on 60 Minutes. (ANI)

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