The medical authorities of the Autonomous Community of Navarre will have to pay 320,000 euros in compensation to one of the families living in the region in connection with the mistaken replacement of newborns in the hospital in 1993. A similar procedure is taking place in the north of the country, where the newborns were replaced in 2002.
A court in Pamplona, in northern Spain, sentenced the medical authorities of the Autonomous Community of Navarre to pay 320,000 euros (the equivalent of nearly 1.5 million zlotys) in compensation to one of the families living in the region for moral damage resulting from the replacement of newborns in the hospital.
As reported on Saturday by the daily “El Mundo”, the court’s decision concerns an incident that happened in 1993 at the Virgen del Camino hospital in Pamplona. The process lasted six years, and it was initiated by a woman who, as a newborn baby, was replaced with another child by hospital staff and was therefore brought up in a family other than her biological.
A court in Pamplona found guilt by the medical authorities of the Navarre region, but did not agree to the EUR 1.75 million demanded by the claimant and her family members.
As a newborn, she was switched to another child. He is seeking compensation
Spanish commentators note that in front of a court in La Rioja, also in the north of the country, a similar investigation is being carried out due to a medical error that led to the replacement of newborns in 2002. The case was brought to court by a 19-year-old resident of the region who, as a newborn, was swapped with another child at San Millan Hospital in Logrono. The woman sued the medical services of the autonomous community of La Rioja for moral damages for over EUR 3 million (the equivalent of approximately PLN 1.4 million).
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