Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Two French women who discovered 10 years after giving birth that their babies were switched in hospital blunder are awarded 2million euros by court

Sophie Serrano, now 38, discovered Manon (pictured above) was not her biological daughter after the child had a paternity test when she was ten. It emerged that the child had been switched with another baby after they were both placed in the same incubator at the Cannes-la-Bocca Clinic, in Cannes, shortly after being born. Both mothers had expressed concerns that they had been given the wrong child, highlighting different hair lengths, but they were sent home anyway. The two sets of parents only met their biological daughters for the first time when they were both ten but decided that they should not be switched back. Today a court in Grasse ordered the clinic to pay 400,000 euros to each of the swapped babies, who are now adult women, along with 300,000 euros to each of the parents and 60,000 euros to three siblings. Manon's biological parents have never been identified. Mrs Serrano is pictured, inset, after giving birth at the age of 18.

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