Guy switched at birth awarded $317K
December 1 , 2013
An anonymous 60-year-old Japanese truck driver recently found out that he was accidentally switched at birth and the child raised in his place is now the president of a real estate company while he was deprived of a higher education and went only as far as junior high school.
The man was awarded $317,000 from the hospital that was responsible for the switch. The mix-up came to light when the man's biological brothers, who all gained education at private institutions began investigating if their oldest brother was actually related to them given that they looked nothing alike.
Although, their parents died before the switch was discovered, the brothers said they'd like to bond with their new sibling.