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Second Baby dies at Christus Spohn South after Heparin Overdose Error

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A second baby has died at Christus Spohn South this week after an error in overdosing the drug, Heparin, by the hospital’s pharmacy. The second baby was the twin sister of the first infant who died after a mistaken overdose of Heparin was administered to as many as seventeen infants in the neonatal unit of the hospital at Spohn South.
The Garcia Twins, Keith and Kaylynn, were born July first. The parents Erika and Eric Garcia were young parents who were working to raise a family in Alice, Texas.  The tragic loss of the twins has left the family devastated.  The family has since hired an attorney to represent them in a case against the hospital for negligence of the overdose of Heparin that was administered to both twins.  A temporary restraining order was filed to preserve the medical records of the infants by their attorney to secure any evidence that may prove relevant to the case.
The infants were born at Spohn Hospital in Alice, Texas and were transferred to Christus Spohn shortly after for care in the neonatal unit of Spohn South in Corpus Christi, Texas less than 50 miles from Alice becuase of their preemie condition.
An autopsy has been ordered in an effort to see if and how the overdose of Heparin may have played a role in the deaths of these innocent preemies.