An L.A. judge signed off today on a $750,000 settlement between Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly Quaid and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center over a potentially fatal overdose of blood thinners given to their newborn twins.
Entertainment Tonight is reporting that in the deal, struck in December and made official on Thursday, the hospital did not admit any wrongdoing for the 2007 incident, in which Zoe Grace and Thomas Boone Quaid were accidentally administered 1,ooo times the recommended amount of heparin, commonly used to flush out I.V.s.
Cedars was fined $25,000 by the California Department of Health for the error.
The Quaids sued Heparin manufacturer Baxter Healthcare Corporation for negligence, citing poorly labeled bottles. According to settlement papers, the action was dismissed on jurisdictional grounds, because the event happened in California.