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Special to The TimesThe numbers can be worrisome -- 1 out of 10 hospitalized patients picks up an infection or suffers some kind of mistake while in the hospital, statistics show. And the stories are frightening -- Dennis Quaid's newborn babies were given a huge overdose...
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Actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly reached a settlement with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for $750,000 over a medication error last year that nearly killed the couple's twin infants, according to papers filed Monday in Los Angeles County Superior...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBefore actor Dennis Quaid went to bed Nov. 18, he gave one last call to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where his newborn twins were being treated for staph infections. "Oh, they're fine," Quaid recalled a nurse telling him about 9 p.m. "They're just fine."...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WritersTesting has turned up possible irregularities in some samples of a blood thinner linked to several deaths and hundreds of life-threatening reactions, a spokeswoman for Baxter Healthcare Corp. said Thursday. The disclosure comes amid mounting questions...
LABOR Walgreen settlement wins OK A federal judge has signed off on Walgreen Co.'s plan to pay $24 million to settle a U.S. lawsuit alleging racial bias at the nation's largest drugstore chain. About 10,000 past and present black Walgreen workers will...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterActor Dennis Quaid and wife Kimberly sued a leading blood-thinner manufacturer Tuesday, saying the labeling and design of the product led to a massive overdose of their newborn twins last month at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Quaids' babies, Thomas...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WritersThe case of actor Dennis Quaid's newborn twins, who were reportedly given 1,000 times the intended dosage of a blood thinner at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, underscores one of the biggest problems facing the healthcare industry: medication errors. At...
BEIJING (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration will open three offices in China this week in an effort to improve the safety of exports headed to America. The new FDA offices are the first outside of the United States. Health and Human Services...
A judge approved the $750,000 settlement today between Dennis and Kimberly Quaid and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Under the deal, the Quaids agreed not to sue the hospital over a medication error that nearly killed the couple's twin infants, and Cedars-...
Sun StaffSecond of three articles Venture capitalist Steve Gorlin planted himself in a classroom at the Johns Hopkins University's medical school and listened for two days as, one after another, nearly a dozen top researchers pitched ideas and promoted...
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