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Spanish teenager demanding millions in compensation after being swapped at birth

Spanish teenager demanding millions in compensation after being swapped at birth

A teenager in Spain is demanding โ‚ฌ3m in compensation after learning she was swapped at birth with another child.

The 19-year-old grew up with a family that wasn't hers after a mix up at a maternity hospital in the La Rioja region in 2002.

Spanish medics have blamed it on "human error" after she and another baby were placed in incubators, both underweight.

Sara Alba, health chief of Spain's northern La Rioja region, told a news conference: "It was a human error and we haven't been able to find out who was to blame.

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"The systems back then were different and weren't as computerised as they are now."

Ms Alba offered assurances such an incident could not happen again.

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