Hospital prepared to compensate victims of 1953 baby switch

Amphia Hospital (Photo: G. Lanting/Wikimedia Commons). (Amphia Hospital (Photo: G. Lanting/Wikimedia Commons))

The Amphia Hospital in Breda is prepared to pay compensation to Jan Koevoets, who was

The hospital, which was the Ignatius hospital when the switch happened - asked the law firm representing Koevoets if the offer they made in August - 10 thousand euros in damages plus 2,500 euros in lawyer fees - is still valid, AD reports.

Koevoets himself thinks the offer is off the table. "I made that proposal and never heard a thing about it" he said to the newspaper. "And now that my case got publicity, the hospital suddenly wants to talk. Now I don't want to anymore."

Koevoets is now claiming 100 thousand euros in compensation.