News Switcheroo- two best friends told they grew up with the wrong parents. Should they sue?

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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    Harrowing moment two lifelong best friends, 41, break down in tears after being told they grew up with the WRONG parents
    TWO best friends who were switched at birth broke down in tears when they learned that they had been raised by the other’s family.

    David Tait and Leon Swanson, both 41, were born three days apart in 1975 in the government-run Norway House Hospital in Manitoba, Canada.

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    Leon Swanson was visibly distraught while addressing the media
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    David Tait was highly emotional when he spoke at the news conference
    However, they have now learned they were swapped and that their biological mothers took home the wrong child.

    This is the second shocking case of baby switching which has been uncovered at Norway House in the last 10 months.

    The hospital caters for two northern Manitoba communities with a population of around 5,000 which are mostly indigenous Cree Nation.

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    CBC News reports that Tait and Swanson had been teased that they looked like each other families when they were younger and now a DNA has proved the suspicions.

    Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Tait said he felt “distraught, confused and angry.”

    He said: “I want answers so bad.”

    Friend Swanson struggled to contain his emotions and decided not to speak at the conference.

    Last year, the Manitoba government revealed two other close friends, were also switched at Norway House Hospital in 1975.

    Two friends break down after being told they grew up with the wrong parents
    Eric Robinson, a former Manitoba aboriginal affairs minister who is helping the men in their bid to find the truth, called the swapping “criminal”.

    He said: “The federal government owes these people.

    “What happened to them is criminal.

    “We can live with one mistake, but two mistakes of a similar nature is not acceptable.

    “We can't slough it off as being a mistake. It was a criminal act.”

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    The pair said they want answers after being swapped at birth 41 years ago
    Former cabinet minister Robinson said he believed there are more switching cases to be revealed.

    He said: “It's something (the government) can't sweep under the carpet. There are lingering questions out there.

    “These two gentlemen are not the only victims. We have families who are deeply hurt by this. We have siblings ... that are hurt by this.”

    Canadian Health Minister Jane Philpott said the case had “deeply troubled” her and that it would be the subject of an independent investigation.

    She said: “Cases like this are an unfortunate reminder to Canadians of how urgent the need is to provide all Indigenous people with high-quality health care.”

    Man breaks down as he learns he was switched at birth with his best friend
     
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  2. DrivenByDemons

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    What a mindfuck that would be.
     
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    That's pretty fucked. Definitely sue the hospital. But there wouldnt be any way for me that I could stop loving the parents that raised me in that situation. Is blood relation really that big of a deal? Besides maybe being an heir to wealth?
     
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    41 years...is there a statute of limitations in Canuckistan?
     
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    In some cases it doesn't start running until the person discovers or reasonably should have discovered they've been harmed.
     
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    there 41 years old at that point who fucking cares who raised you
     
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    At least they were friends, imagine if they hated each other and each others families?.
     
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    I'd be so happy if I found out my parents weren't my real parents. :jj:
     
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    How
     
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    I keep telling my brother I want to do a DNA test cause I want to discover I was switched at birth. I'd love it.
     
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    They're cry baby faggots.
     
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    It would be a lot to take in, in that moment. There would be a lot of "what ifs" especially if there was a "Prince and the Pauper" situation.
     
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    I suppose for medical history, potential organ transplants and stuff, it's a big deal.
     
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    and now there aware of there real parents so they should be happy not angry
     
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    They were crying because they were born in Manitoba.
     
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    I suspect that this happened more than we know.
    Now, babies are tagged right away.
    Years ago, mix ups were probably more frequent.
     
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    I'm kind of hoping to find out I was switched at birth. I don't really look much like my mother or my father
     
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