A man is suing a Shanghai hospital for apparently giving him to the wrong set of parents shortly after his birth some 28 years ago. He’s being joined in the lawsuit by his mom, who would also like to know where her real biological son is.
The man, surnamed Wang, said that his relatives and friends had always joked that he looked nothing like his father. Eventually, the teasing and rumors that his wife had had an affair became too much for Wang’s father, resulting in divorce in 2004.
In 2011, the separated family finally decided to find out the truth with a blood test. The test showed that Wang had no blood relation to his father. That test was followed by another in 2016, which proved that Wang’s mom was not his biological mother.
With this shocking information in hand, Wang and his mother, surnamed Zhang, filed a lawsuit last month against the Shanghai No 1 Maternity and Children’s Health Hospital, alleging that the hospital’s maternity ward had made a colossal mistake and mixed up newborns, asking for 1.3 million yuan in compensation for the screw up.
The picture shows “Wang” just after his birth and two months later.
Zhang remembers that after giving birth via caesarian section in February 1989, her baby was taken away from her for tests. When the infant was returned to her three days later, he refused her breast milk and had to be breast fed by another mother.
The hospital has said that if it did make a mistake, it would take responsibility, promising to help Zhang find her biological son and Wang his biological parents. Earlier, when Zhang tried to find out some information about what happened, she was told that the records were too old to be located.
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