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The Quaids Describe Twins' Hospital Nightmare | Dennis Quaid

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The Quaids Describe Twins' Hospital Nightmare

Originally posted 01/15/2008 06:30AM

Actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly have spoken out for the first time since their newborn twins were hospitalized following a medication error. Two months after the incident, the two still question Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's handling of the accidental overdose.

Perhaps most shockingly, the parents – whose twins Zoe and Boone were born Nov. 8 to a gestational carrier – claim the hospital kept them in the dark for hours about the potentially fatal medication error.

"Our kids could have been dying, and we wouldn't have been able to come down to the hospital to say goodbye," the actor, 53, told the Los Angeles Times Tuesday.

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Regulators: Hospital Put Quaid's Twins in Jeopardy | Dennis Quaid

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Regulators: Hospital Put Dennis Quaid's Twins in Jeopardy

Originally posted 01/09/2008 09:10PM

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center was cited by California regulators for placing Dennis Quaid's newborn twins in immediate jeopardy by giving them 1,000 times the proper dosage of medication, the Los Angeles Times reports.

"This violation involved multiple failures by the facility to adhere to established policies and procedures for safe medication use," the Department of Public Health writes in a 20-page report. "These violations caused, or were likely to cause, serious injury or death to the patients who received the wrong medication."

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Hospital Makes Changes in the Wake of Quaid Mishap | Dennis Quaid

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Hospital Announces Changes in the Wake of Quaid Mishap

Originally posted 12/05/2007 08:05AM

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center – the facility which treated Dennis Quaid's twins when they were mistakenly overdosed with Heparin – announced several changes to hospital policy Tuesday.

"Although this was a rare event, and attributable to human error, it is also an important opportunity for the entire institution to explore any and all ways we can further improve medication safety," the hospital's chief medical officer, Dr. Michael L. Langberg, said in the statement.

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Dennis & Kimberly Quaid Sue Drug Company | Dennis Quaid

UpdatePosted 12/04/2007 07:30PM

Dennis & Kimberly Quaid Sue Drug Company

Originally posted 12/04/2007 04:20PM

Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly have sued the manufacturer of the drug Heparin, according to court documents filed in Cook County, Ill.

The lawsuit, which seeks more than $50,000 in damages, claims the Baxter Healthcare Corporation, makers of the anti-coagulant Heparin, failed to properly label vials of its product and that the 10-units-per-milliliter vial and the 10,000-units-per-milliliter are virtually identical.

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Lawyer: Dennis Quaid's Twins Have Fully Recovered | Dennis Quaid

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Lawyer: Dennis Quaid's Twins Have Fully Recovered

Originally posted 12/04/2007 05:00PM

Dennis and Kimberly Quaid's twins have fully recovered and were recently discharged from the hospital, their lawyer Susan E. Loggans confirms to PEOPLE.

"The twins are back home," Loggans said of the newborns, Boone and Zoe. "Their condition is fantastic, they're smiling. Zoe looks like her mom, and Boone looks like his dad. They've fully recovered from the accident and it's doubtful they'll suffer long-term effects from the overdose."

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Baby Twins in Danger | Dennis Quaid

"Fighting for Their Lives"

Originally posted 11/29/2007 12:00PM

When actor Dennis Quaid and his wife, Kimberly, welcomed their twins, Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace, on Nov. 8, the proud new parents couldn't wait to bond with the children they had long waited for. "These babies were beautiful – perfect," says Kimberly's brother Blake Buffington. Delivered via a gestational carrier at a Santa Monica hospital close to their due date – Boone, as his parents call him, weighed in at a healthy 6 lbs., 12 oz., Zoe at 5 lb., 9 oz. – the twins went home with the Quaids soon after their delivery. But just 12 days later, a distraught Kimberly called her brother with devastating news:The twins, after being admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A., were accidentally given a dangerous overdose of a blood thinner. "She could barely get out three sentences," says Buffington. "She said they weren't sure if they were going to make it. She told me, 'The babies are fighting for their lives.' "

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COVER STORY SNEAK PEEK: Dennis Quaid's Twins in Danger | Dennis Quaid

COVER STORY SNEAK PEEK: Dennis Quaid's Twins in Danger

Originally posted 11/28/2007 10:00AM

Just 12 days after actor Dennis Quaid and his wife, Kimberly, welcomed their twins, Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace, on Nov. 8, the parents were dealing with devastating news: The babies, after being admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A., were accidentally given a dangerous overdose of a blood thinner, PEOPLE recounts in its latest cover story.

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Dennis Quaid's Newborn Twins Hospitalized | Dennis Quaid

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Dennis Quaid's Newborn Twins Hospitalized

Originally posted 11/20/2007 06:30PM

The newborn twins of Dennis Quaid and wife Kimberly were hospitalized Tuesday in Los Angeles, reportedly in intensive care.

The actor's rep, Cara Tripicchio, declined to give a reason, but said in a statement: "Dennis and Kimberly appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers and hope they can maintain their privacy at this difficult time."

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Dennis & Kimberly Quaid Welcome a Boy & Girl | Dennis Quaid

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Dennis & Kimberly Quaid Welcome a Boy & Girl

Originally posted 11/08/2007 04:05PM

Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Quaid are the proud parents of twins Thomas Boone Quaid and Zoe Grace Quaid, born Thursday in Santa Monica, Calif., a rep for the couple tells PEOPLE.

Thomas Boone was born at 8:26 a.m. and weighed 6 lb. 12 oz., while Zoe Grace came two minutes later and weighed 5 lb. 9 oz.

In a statement, the Quaids said, "God has definitely blessed us."

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Dennis Quaid Expecting a Boy and a Girl | Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid Expecting a Boy and a Girl this Fall

Originally posted 06/10/2007 10:00AM

Dennis Quaid and wife Kimberly know what to expect now that they're expecting: one of each.

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