Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Dennis Quaid Sues Drug Maker After Twins' Overdose

That is correct, Dennis Quaid has filed a lawsuit against the drug company for the injuries sustained by his twin babies last month.

The Quaid's are suing Baxter Healthcare Corp based in Deerfield, Ill. saying they were negligent in packaging different doses of the product in similar vials with blue backgrounds.

The lawsuit also says the company should have recalled this product when three children in Indiana were killed in an Indianapolis hospital last year.

The Quaid's attorney, based in Chicago who is filing this suit, said, The reason for this lawsuit is to save other children from a fate such as this and that the Quaid's are not looking for money.
The Quaid's are religious and believes the prayers from the public are what saved their twins lives.

In February, Baxter Healthcare Corp. sent a letter warning health care workers to carefully read labels on the heparin packages to avoid a mix-up.

This lawsuite filed by Quaid and his wife, Kimberly, argues that the company didn't do enough.

The company failed to recall the large-dosage vials after the infant deaths and repackage the drug, the lawsuit contends. It said the manufacturer also should have issued an "urgent" warning to health care providers that required them to educate nurses and others about the problems and implement safety procedures.

More can be read at KNBC.com

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