In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Dennis Quaid and his wife, Kimberly, are speaking out about the medical scare their newborn twins suffered at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where the infants were improperly dosed with the anti-coagulant drug, Heparin. Initially being treated for a staph infection, the children were accidentally given 1000 times more than the actual dose for the drug and their parents reportedly weren’t notified of the mishap until treatment options had already been decided on by Cedars staff.
The couple’s frustrations over the handling of their children’s treatment has them considering whether or not they plan on suing the hospital. Susan E. Loggans, lawyer for the Quaid couple, has said that the hospital’s response will determine whether or not her clients will take legal action. According to the Quaids, the biggest betrayal occurred when they were not informed in a timely manner and the news of the mishap was leaked to the media. Dennis said, “Our kids could have been dying, and we wouldn’t have been able to come down to the hospital to say goodbye.”
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