Parents who nearly took home wrong baby compensated

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JaydenParents whose baby was swopped in the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria are to receive R120,000 compensation, the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) has ordered.

Beeld reports that Jessica Muller gave birth to her baby boy, Jayden, in September 2011. It was only due to the diligence of security guards at the hospital that Muller became aware of the mistake after she had been discharged. The guards realised that the name tag on the baby did not correspond with her surname. By that time, Muller had been with the baby in hospital for several days.

Jayden was later identified by the pictures that were taken immediately after his birth. The Department of Health agreed to a settlement of R90,000 compensation for the mother and R30,000 for the father.

Full Beeld report

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