A newborn baby, born forty four days premature in Berkeley, California was mistakenly given to the wrong mother. New dad, Carlos Urrutia arrived at the Alta Bates NICU to meet his new son and was shocked to find a stranger about to breast feed the infant. Urrutia became understandably upset. Hospital staff have now enacted further safeguards to prevent such an error from occurring again.
Interestingly, this type of medical mistake is not a report-able error in the state of California. Follow this link to read more about this story.