Dennis Quaid twins’ case settled

This report ties up loose ends on the horrifying medical mistake case involving celebrity Dennis Quaid’s twin babies. Backstory here.The upshot is that each twin was given doses of heparin–a blood thinner–many times above the safe level.

The article focuses on the amount of the settlement. Frankly, I don’t think that’s the point. The problem illustrates how a combination of errors can lead to medical catastrophe. Let’s hope that the involved hospital and providers learn from this error. But for the rest of us, this is an important illustration of how medical errors can cause profound injuries.

David Sugerman

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