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Madrid (AP) —Spanish health officials have accused human error of the replacement of two girls in the maternity ward almost 20 years ago.
Confusion came to light after one of them happened to discover that she wasn’t the daughter of her presumed parents in a teenage DNA test.
During ~ Press conference Sara Alba, director of health in the La Rioja region of northern Spain, said on Tuesday that the turmoil was due to human error and “we couldn’t know who was responsible.”
according to Associated PressThe incident occurred in 2002 at a hospital in La Rioja.
AP reported that the newborns were born every 5 hours and were underweight, so both were placed in the incubator.
A 19-year-old woman who discovered she was given to her wrong parents is demanding $ 3.5 million in compensation.
Another woman, who was handed over to the wrong parents, was reportedly informed of the mistake.
Health officials said an improved system for recording births means that the same mistakes can no longer occur.
The AP reported that the identities of both women were unknown.
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