Quaid sues drug maker over babies' overdoses

Dennis Quaid
Dennis Quaid (File photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actor Dennis Quaid has sued the pharmaceutical company that makes the blood thinner heparin following the overdoses that threatened the lives of his newborn twins three years ago.

Quaid, on behalf of his twins Zoe and Thomas, sued Deerfield, Ill.-based Baxter Healthcare Corp. in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and alleges that packaging caused the drug mix-up at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The lawsuit says heparin and a lower-dose version called Hep-Lock are both packaged in similar blue vials with small print on the labels.

The couple sued Baxter in Illinois over the drug's packaging, but that case was dismissed in 2008.

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