Spain twins sue over birth mix-up

Spanish twins separated at birth 35 years ago through a hospital mix-up are suing the authorities.

The two women, who had been brought up in different families, were re-united by chance in 2001. They were born in a hospital in the Canary Islands, where one of them was swapped by mistake with another baby.

All three women are suing the islands’ government. A lawyer for one of the twins said she was seeking nearly 3.3m Euros in damages. “It does not take a lot of effort to put you in the position of any of these people to understand the damage that has been done,” said lawyer Socorro Perdomo.

He said that of the three people most directly affected, his client had suffered the most. “The first right of any child is the right to their own personal and family identity,” he said.

This is when Hollywood films come reality and there are plenty of those!


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