Dennis Quaid filed a negligence suit against Baxter Healthcare on Friday. The reason for the lawsuit stems from an incident in 2007 where his newborn twins were given a lethal dosage of the medication Heparin.
Hospital personnel administered 10,000 units of the medication instead of 10. The twins, 2-year-old Zoe and Thomas, are lucky to be alive.
In the legal papers, Quaid alleges that Baxter Healthcare, which manufactures the drug, is responsible for making the dosage information confusing. The labels are said to be a "totally foreseeable and predictable" error and "knowing of the danger of inadvertent mix-up with the dire consequences that could follow, should have taken other steps to warn and to distinguish each of these drugs."
Due to the accident, the damage done to the twins "may be permanent in nature and are likely to cause serious complications in the future."
The Quaids are seeking medical expenses, punitive damages and for Baxter to establish a fund for future medical expenses.
Lots of luck!
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