Cedars Sinai Medical Center to pay Dennis Quaid $750,000 for medical error

Hollywood actor, Quaid, agrees to $750,000 settlement with California hospital. Lethal Heparin overdosing of twin babies lawsuit may continue.

December 18, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)-Top investigators in medical healthcare and medical malpractice injuries for JNF, a website visibility medium providing ground breaking news on Hospital patient care and government health and law initiatives, reports Dennis and Kimberly Quaid experienced every parent’s worst nightmare when their twins were given too much Heparin at Cedars Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) in November 2007. CSMC gave the babies a 10,000-milliliter unit dose of Heparin, a blood thinner, made by the Baxter Healthcare Corp., instead of the prescribed 10 milliliters. The twins struggled for their lives after the lethal overdose of Heparin. They survived the 1,000x overdose of Heparin administered by healthcare providers at CSMC. A petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday shows the Quaids and Cedars Sinai Medical Center have agreed on the parents’ damages, but can still pursue claims for their children.

Concerned West Palm Beach hospital injury lawyers along with Justice civil litigation news reporters, disclose over 100,000 people a year are killed by medical errors. American consumers seem unaware of this life threatening patient health hazard plaguing our healthcare system. This incident was a preventable error, involving a failure to follow standard policies and procedures, and there is no excuse for a preventable error.

JusticeNewsFlash.com reporters and medical malpractice attorneys assert if you have been injured by a doctor, hospital other health care professional or institution because of a preventable error you may be entitled to compensation. Consulting with a Palm Beach medical malpractice attorney may help you recover compensation for your injuries and losses.

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