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French court orders 1.88 million euros ($2.1 million) for babies switched at birth

  • Sophie Serrano, right, is kissed by her daughter Manon, Tuesday, Feb.10, 2015, in Grasse, southeastern France. A nurse's assistant had accidentally given baby Manon Serrano, who was in an incubator, to another mother after her birth in July 1994, and given the infant next to her to Sophie Serrano. A court on Tuesday ordered a private clinic in the Riviera city of Cannes to pay out 400,000 euros ($450,000) each to two 20-year-old girls accidentally switched at birth and given to the wrong parents — part of a 1.88-million euro payment to members of the two families. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

    Sophie Serrano, right, is kissed by her daughter Manon, Tuesday, Feb.10, 2015, in Grasse, southeastern France. A nurse's assistant had accidentally given baby Manon Serrano, who was in an incubator, to another mother after her birth in July 1994, and given the infant next to her to Sophie Serrano. A court on Tuesday ordered a private clinic in the Riviera city of Cannes to pay out 400,000 euros ($450,000) each to two 20-year-old girls accidentally switched at birth and given to the wrong parents — part of a 1.88-million euro payment to members of the two families. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sophie Serrano, right, poses with her daughter Manon,Tuesday, Feb.10, 2015, in Grasse, southeastern France. A nurse's assistant had accidentally given baby Manon Serrano, who was in an incubator, to another mother after her birth in July 1994, and given the infant next to her to Sophie Serrano. A court on Tuesday ordered a private clinic in the Riviera city of Cannes to pay out 400,000 euros ($450,000) each to two 20-year-old girls accidentally switched at birth and given to the wrong parents — part of a 1.88-million euro payment to members of the two families. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

    Sophie Serrano, right, poses with her daughter Manon,Tuesday, Feb.10, 2015, in Grasse, southeastern France. A nurse's assistant had accidentally given baby Manon Serrano, who was in an incubator, to another mother after her birth in July 1994, and given the infant next to her to Sophie Serrano. A court on Tuesday ordered a private clinic in the Riviera city of Cannes to pay out 400,000 euros ($450,000) each to two 20-year-old girls accidentally switched at birth and given to the wrong parents — part of a 1.88-million euro payment to members of the two families. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sophie Serrano, right, poses with her daughter Manon,Tuesday, Feb.10, 2015, in Grasse, southeastern France. A nurse's assistant had accidentally given baby Manon Serrano, who was in an incubator, to another mother after her birth in July 1994, and given the infant next to her to Sophie Serrano. A court on Tuesday ordered a private clinic in the Riviera city of Cannes to pay out 400,000 euros ($450,000) each to two 20-year-old girls accidentally switched at birth and given to the wrong parents — part of a 1.88-million euro payment to members of the two families. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

    Sophie Serrano, right, poses with her daughter Manon,Tuesday, Feb.10, 2015, in Grasse, southeastern France. A nurse's assistant had accidentally given baby Manon Serrano, who was in an incubator, to another mother after her birth in July 1994, and given the infant next to her to Sophie Serrano. A court on Tuesday ordered a private clinic in the Riviera city of Cannes to pay out 400,000 euros ($450,000) each to two 20-year-old girls accidentally switched at birth and given to the wrong parents — part of a 1.88-million euro payment to members of the two families. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)  (The Associated Press)

A court has ordered a private clinic in the Riviera city of Cannes to pay out 400,000 euros ($450,000) — each to two 20-year-old girls accidentally switched at birth and given to the wrong parents — part of a 1.88-million euro payment to members of the two families.

The clinic's lawyer, Sophie Chas, said she wasn't immediately certain whether an appeal would be lodged against Tuesday's decision by the court in Grasse.

Chas said the court ordered payments of 300,000 euros for each of three parents involved in the case and 60,000 euros for three brothers and sisters.