Two 20-year-old women demand $15 million for being sent home with wrong mothers after birth (video)By Mason White 4:29 PM December 4, 2014
|Sophie and Manon Serrano|
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Two women filed a lawsuit against a hospital, demanding $15 million for being sent home with strangers after they were born, according to court documents in France.
The families of the two 20-year-old women, who were accidentally switched at birth, made their first court appearance in Grasse on Tuesday.
The incident began in 1994, when Sophie Serrano gave birth to a baby she named Manon. Manon was placed in a special incubator after suffering from jaundice.
She shared the incubator with another newborn girl.
A nurse mistakenly changed them, and despite the fact that the mothers expressed doubts about their babies, they were sent home anyway.
Ten years later, upset by the fact that his daughter did not look like him and had darker skin, the father did a paternity test, which revealed that he was not her biological father.
Sophie Serrano then discovered that she was not her daughter’s biological mother either. The family started looking for the other girl who shared the incubator with their daughter.
An obstetrician, two pediatricians and a nursing assistant are also being sued. The two sets of parents met with their biological daughters, but decided against switching back.