PEOPLE reports that Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly have reached a settlement of $750,000 against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for the accidental overdose of their newborn twins, Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace in 2007.
Papers filed in LA Superior Court on Monday say: “The settlement is the result of extensive negotiations between the parties and their respective legal representatives, and is intended to avoid the time, expense and uncertainty of litigation.” The Quaids’ attorney declined to comment.
Just two weeks after the Quaid twins were born in November 2007 via gestational carrier, they were accidentally given a massive overdose of the blood thinner Heparin, and spent days in critical condition. The babies recovered and are now in excellent health.
Further to this settlement, Cedars-Sinai has been fined $25,000 by the California Department of Public Health. A hospital spokesman said the facility intends to pay the fine. The hospital has since apologized to the Quaids and has taken the necessary steps to better train their staff.
The Quaids have also filed a lawsuit against Heparin’s drug maker, Baxter Healthcare Corp., asking for better packaging of the drug since the adult and pediatric doses are in similar vials. The settlement with Cedars does not affect that lawsuit.
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Tom Cruise gushed to PEOPLE on Monday night at the New York premiere of Valkyrie that 2 1/2-year-old Suri has an advanced vocabulary: “Her vocabulary is incredible. I love hearing ‘I love you, dada,’ or, ‘I love you, mama.’ ” The 46-year-old A-Lister said he loves being a father, “I just love every moment. We’ve got the teenagers and I’ve got the two-and-half year old and to have that I feel lucky.”
Tom said his marriage to Katie Holmes is strong than ever, “It doesn’t take a lot of effort with her. Like tonight, everyone is asking, ‘Where’s Kate?’ She is hosting the family and the friends tonight.” Tom admitted to being a hopeless romantic. “I leave flowers in her dressing room all the time. I write little love notes … wishing her well.”
In Valkyrie – his World War II thriller out Christmas Day – Cruise stars as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg in which he wears an eye patch over his left eye. Apparently, Suri didn’t approve of this accessory, “Suri would come up to me and take it off,” he said. “So the girls in the makeup trailer got a little teddy bear with a patch on it and gave it to her and so she would play with it. That she would get used to the fact it was on me.”
Tom added that Suri has adapted easily to life on a movie set. “She’ll watch the monitor and talk.” When asked if he’d like Suri to become an actress, he replied, “I would love that,” he said. “Acting, that’s what I love. It’s a great life.”
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Meg Ryan was seen picking up her 3 1/2-year-old daughter Daisy True at Nursery School in Santa Monica on Monday. Daisy was holding her cute ladybug lunch box.
Meg also has a 16-year-old son, Jack Henry, with ex-husband Dennis Quaid. In September 2008 Meg revealed that Dennis had been unfaithful to her for a long time during their marriage.
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Geri Halliwell and her 2 1/2-year-old daughter Bluebell Madonna bundle up and take their dog for a walk in London, on Monday.
The former Spice Girl is reportedly having a house built right down the road from her friend, singer George Michael. The luxury £6million mansion overlooks the Thames.
Update: PEOPLE reports that Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have named their second son Samuel Kai Schreiber. He weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz and was born December 13th. Naomi’s rep reports “Both mom and baby are doing great.”
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Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber welcomed their second son yesterday, their rep confirmed to JustJared.com! More details are due to follow next week. The baby boy joins big brother Alexander “Sasha” Pete, 16 months.
Us Weekly broke the news that Naomi was pregnant back in July, and the family spent most of the pregnancy in New York City, going for walks and running errands together. Naomi just spoke about worrying she had waited too long to become a mom.
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A stylish Harlow Winter Kate Madden, 11 months points the paps out to her mom Nicole Richie as the duo left Color Me Mine pottery on Saturday.
Nicole recently described her daughter saying, “Harlow’s a delicate soul. She studies people. She’s very coy. People say that she and I make the same expressions. But everyone says she looks like Joel.”