A first time mother, recovering from delivery, was given the wrong baby by a hospital nurse. The mother nursed the child, kissed the child, and took family photos with the child. Before she left the hospital, it was determined that the mother had been given the wrong baby. The mother’s real baby was with another set of parents. Both mothers were asked to give blood to determine whether any diseases could have been passed.
The hospital made an egregious mistake which caused the client anxiety, fear and emotional distress.
The terms of the settlement and identity of the hospital are confidential.