Actor Dennis Quaid and his wife have sued the makers of heparin after their newborn twins were inadvertently given massive doses of the blood thinner at a hospital. The product liability lawsuit, filed in Chicago, seeks more than $50,000 in damages.

The suit claims that Baxter Healthcare Corp., the manufacturer of the drug, was negligent in packaging different doses of the product in similar vials with blue backgrounds. The lawsuit also says the company should have recalled the large-dosage vials after overdoses killed three children at an Indianapolis hospital last year. The Quaids’ two children, and a third patient, were at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles when they were mistakenly given vials of heparin that were 1,000 times stronger than the usual dosage.

I think the nurse or doctor who administered the heparin as well as Baxter share the blame with this one!

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at