Dennis Quaid's Twins Recovering After Overdose
Dennis Quaid's newborn twins are reportedly in stable condition after receiving an accidental overdose of Heparin at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
However, TMZ is reporting that a source says there is still concern about the babies because of the "bleed out" that occurred after the overdose and that it may take a week to find out if there will be any longterm effects from the overdose.
Dr Michael Langberg, chief medical officer at Cedars-Sinai, said in a statement: "This was a preventable error, involving a failure to follow our standard policies and procedures, and there is no excuse for that to occur at Cedars-Sinai. Although it appears at this point that there was no harm to any patient, we take this situation very seriously."
Babies normally receive 10 unites of Heparin but the twins received 10,000 units. TMZ is reporting that it happened because a phamacy technician accidentally put a 10,000 unit vial in the drawer that is supposed to contain only 10 unit vials.