Parents sue hospital after newborn switch
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The switch took place December 10 in a public hospital in Galatina, a town 20km south of regional capital Lecce.
Both children were immediately restored to their rightful parents.
The hospital's obstetrics department helps bring 700 children into the world a year.
"Human error is always a risk. We apologized to the parents and are investigating where the procedural error occurred so this never happens again," said Lecce public health director, Valdo Mellone. "Both newborns had the right ID bracelet on. We are so very sorry".