Heparin lawsuit continues

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Intravenous news: SCPR.org report “A representative for a health care provider today responded to a lawsuit by Dennis Quaid concerning medication erroneously given his newborn twins in 2007 by saying the dispute should be settled outside the courtroom.

“We believe both Baxter and the Quaids have a common interest in reducing medication errors,” Baxter Healthcare Corp. spokeswoman Erin M. Gardiner said. “We feel that working together to address this issue would be more productive than continuing to litigate this matter in the courts.”

A similar lawsuit filed by Quaid and his wife, Kimberly Quaid, against Baxter in 2007 in Illinois was thrown out and that state’s Supreme Court upheld the dismissal, Gardiner said. Baxter Healthcare is based in Deerfield, Ill.

In the current suit, Quaid says similar labels for the blood thinner Heparin and a less potent drug caused a mix-up at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center that threatened the lives of his children.”

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