(INDEPENDENT) — The families of two women who were switched at birth more than 20 years ago are to receive damages of €1.88 million (£1.4m), a court in France has ruled.
The court in the Riviera town of Grasse ordered the Clinica Jourdan, in Cannes, and an insurance company to make the payments after a nurse's assistant accidentally gave the two girls to the wrong parents following their birth in July 1994.
Both girls had been suffering from jaundice at birth and had been placed in the same incubator at the Cannes clinic.
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Despite the women expressing doubts about the identities of the babies at the time, they were told there had been no mistake and took the children home.