Dennis Quaid Settles Babies' Overdose Lawsuit

December 16, 2008 By:
Dennis Quaid Settles Babies' Overdose Lawsuit

Actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly have reached a settlement of $750,000 against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for the accidental overdose of their newborn twins Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace back in November 2007.

The twins were accidentally given a massive overdose of a blood thinner called Heparin, which left them battling for their lives. They were given 10,000 units of heparin when they were only supposed to be given 10 units.

At the time Dennis and his wife not only filed a lawsuit with the hospital, but also the drug company that produces the drug Heparin, accusing it of negligence in packaging.

"The settlement is the result of extensive negotiations between the parties and their respective legal representatives, and is intended to avoid the time, expense and uncertainty of litigation," say papers filed in L.A. Superior Court on Monday.

On top of the lawsuit, Cedars-Sinai has been fined $25,000 by the California Department of Public Health.

The $750K settlement with Cedars does not affect the lawsuit they filed with Heparin, so they can probably expect another big pay out from the drug company soon.

Looks like the twins just got their college education (and much more) taken care of. Important thing is that they're happy and healthy now.