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Dennis Quaid: Babies' Blood 'Was Everywhere'

Originally posted 03/14/2008 09:00AM



Having each lived through a parent's worst nightmare, Dennis Quaid and his wife, Kimberly, are speaking out again about the medical errors that nearly took the lives of their newborn twins – this time for a national television audience.

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Dennis Quaid: Twins Doing 'Fine, Great' | Dennis Quaid

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Dennis Quaid: Twins Doing 'Fine, Great'

Originally posted 02/20/2008 01:25PM

With his 3-month-old twins, Thomas and Zoe, "doing fine, doing great," and his 15-year-old son Jack savoring the role of big brother, Dennis Quaid is one happy family man.

Also added to this domestic mix is the 2-year-old girl who Quaid's ex-wife, Meg Ryan, adopted in China, the star of the new movie Vantage Point tells USA Today.

"He's very bonded to Daisy," says Quaid of Jack, admitting that he too has gotten to know Daisy "a little bit" himself. "It's fantastic for Jack having a little brother and sisters now. He really wanted to have a little brother, and I really wanted to have a little girl, so we all got what we wanted."

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Dennis Quaid: 'The Kids Are Fantastic' | Dennis Quaid

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Dennis Quaid: 'The Kids Are Fantastic'

Originally posted 02/09/2008 08:00AM

Dennis Quaid, whose newborn twins Zoe and Boone were hospitalized after a medication error last year, says that now "everyone is doing great" – and the only problem for him and his wife Kimberly is sleep depravation.

"The kids are fantastic and really healthy and happy kids," the actor said at Friday in Santa Monica at a press event for his new action thriller, Vantage Point.

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Sundance Wrap-Up: Quaid, Farrell Save the Day | Dennis Quaid

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Sundance Wrap-Up: Quaid, Farrell Save the Day

Originally posted 01/28/2008 11:00AM

The festival's over and the swag suites are now closed. PEOPLE Movie Critic Leah Rozen weighs in on the best and worst from this year's Sundance:

Like wine vintages, some years at film festivals are better than others. This year's Sundance Film Festival was by general consensus a lackluster one.

Some 120 features screened during the 10-day festival, which concluded on Saturday (for a complete list of winners, click here). Of these, many highly anticipated commercial entries were washouts, while smaller films that scored with audiences and critics mostly have limited commercial prospects.

Among the biggest disappointments were three films with show business settings and starring big names: What Just Happened?, The Great Buck Howard and The Deal. All three are still seeking distributors.

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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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