Quaid suing drug manufacturer

Dennis and Kimberly QuaidDennis Quaid‘s twin newborns with his wife, Kimberly, have fully recovered after being mistakenly given 1,000 times the normal 10-unit dose of Heparin last month at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, their lawyer Susan E. Loggans told People magazine. “The twins are back home,” she confirmed. “Their condition is fantastic, they’re smiling. They’ve fully recovered from the accident and it’s doubtful they’ll suffer long-term effects from the overdose.” Meanwhile, the Quaids are suing the manufacturer of the drug Heparin for more than $50,000 in damages, for failing to properly label vials of its product and for producing 10-unit vials and 10,000-unit vials that are virtually identical.

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  1. Anonymous • December 5, 2007 @ 5:11 PM

    I heard today that he’s going to sue. But decent guy that he is it’s not for a ridiculous amount of cash and it’s not the hospital who apologized.

    He’s suing the drug manufacturer for the way the medication was labelled. Good on him.

    Hope he donates it back to some good cause, like a children’s centre.

  2. Nancy • December 5, 2007 @ 5:28 PM

    I hope it doesn’t take a long time, we all know what these big companies are like for hiring lawyers that drag things out for 10 years!! This is probably why the Quaids are suing for such a small amount considering the severity of the so called mistake…because the big company will probably just settle out of court and not drag it out.

    I am very happy to hear that the babies are well again and have gone home with their parents.

  3. NIKKI • December 5, 2007 @ 8:20 PM

    just glad to hear about the health of the babies =)

    i dont know why everyone always resorts to sueing people. money isnt everything…

  4. Karen • December 6, 2007 @ 12:06 AM

    It isn’t about money obviously. Its what the company did wrong and everyone should know about it. They are lucky that they aren’t being sued for millions. Though it probably wouldn’t even be a dent in their business for them. They are so lucky that those babies are doing good. I am glad they made it through this.

  5. Barb • December 7, 2007 @ 1:00 PM

    It’s a good idea to sue the company because then the company is forced to make a change. If the Quaids just made a complaint, then who knows if the company would actually do anything?

  6. Minerva • December 7, 2007 @ 7:53 PM

    I wonder how they arrived at that figure? Well the article says suing for “more” than $50,000. I wonder “how much” more. They should consider more like 50 MILLION. 25 million per child.

  7. Nancy • December 8, 2007 @ 12:56 AM

    Duh!! Think! Read my above comment. Read Barb’s comment.

    Suing for a small amount….will not get dragged out in court for a long period of time. The amount is smaller than the lawyers fee. Let alone court costs. It will most likely be settled out of court and the changes made promptly…which is what the Quaid’s obviously want. If they were to sue for such an outrageous amount, it would take many, many years….years that they would rather spend with their children….instead of DWELLING ON THE PAST!!!! Oh…see…the future can be changed….no psychic needed!!!!

  8. Pooperdoo • December 8, 2007 @ 6:57 AM

    The company will probably have to initiate a product recall of all the potentially mislabelled products, the cost for a product recall could easily reach into the 10’s of millions. 50k is just to get attention on what occurred, to protect other consumers. I applaud his action.

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