Articles Tagged with Daycare Injury

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When a parent drops off a child at a daycare center before work, they are placing much trust in the facility. Parents expect the center is in good and clean condition, the staff is properly trained and background checked and children are being properly cared for and supervised at all times.

Daycare Injury While it is true that most parents will choose to tour several daycare facilities before selecting one, they are still placing a lot of trust in management and staff to keep their children safe.  The problem is compounded in big cities, where daycare centers are often lacking any vacancies and you have much less choice in where to send you child.

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According to a recent news article from ABC News, a childcare worker is now in jail after being accused of hitting a 9-month-old child when that baby would not stop crying.  This particular defendant was running a childcare center out of her apartment.  While many childcare providers do so in an actual facility, it is not uncommon for people to bring their children to a childcare provider who operates a business out of his of her home.  While there may be licensing and inspection issues with doing so, this is something that happens in Boston and around the country on a regular basis, as childcare has become so expensive.

childWith respect to this case, prosecutors have said police first learned of this alleged situation when a neighbor saw the woman slapping a small child in the face multiple times.  This caused great concern for the witness, and she flagged down a police officer who was already in the area. This witness allegedly told the investigators that this was not the first time she had seen this woman being abusive towards the children in her care.  She alleged that she had seen defendant throw the baby across an apartment and that she was letting other tenants abuse the child. Continue reading

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When we drop our children off at daycare, we hope for the best and assume they will be fine. However, there is always a chance that an accident will happen.  Day care workers and administrators have a duty to ensure your child is protected from unreasonable and/ or foreseeable hazards. When they fail, they may be held liable.

eating-snake-1404011Whether an accident is preventable or not may come down to a case-by-case determination, but it has a lot do do with whether the accident was foreseeable.  The more common a certain type of accident is, the more foreseeable it may be. Continue reading

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According to a recent news feature from ABC News, one father is asking police and prosecutors to file charges against staff or owners at his child’s daycare facility after his son came home with abrasions all over his face.

marker-1480659The father said the previous night, two of his children had drawn on each other’s faces with permanent markers.  When he realized what they had done, he did his best to wash off the black marker with soap and water, but, as most people are familiar, it is very difficult to get all the marker off, and it is usually necessary to just wait until it fades on its own.  This can usually take a day or two, but there is no harm caused by the marks other than how it looks. Continue reading

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There is nothing more tragic than a death of a small child.  The effects on the parents can be so devastating it’s hard to even comprehend what they must be going through following such a tragedy. When the death of a child is alleged to be the result of what is essentially the reckless or intentional actions of another, it would be hard to even express the pain and suffering of the child’s family in words.

1172422_police_on_the_sceneAccording to a recent news feature from the Boston Herald, the defendant who is accused of killing a child at a daycare facility she was operating has decided to speak out in her defense. She is trying to get the charges against her dismissed and said she is still hurting and grieving over the tragic death of a child in her care.  She said she did not do anything that resulted in the death of the infant.  Continue reading

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When we typically think of a daycare accident Boston, or the greater Boston area such as the town of Billerica, we tend to think of a child somehow getting hurt by falling, being attacked by another student, eating something he or she wasn’t supposed to, or even walking into the edge of a table.

868517_a_driverHowever, according to a recent news article from CBS Local Boston, a young child was injured when a sport utility vehicle (SUV) crashed into a daycare facility in Billerica, Massachusetts.  Authorities have said that local woman, who was 38 years old, was driving her SUV when she had what is believed to be a medical incident that caused her to lose control.  Continue reading

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A recent news feature from ABC News reports that a five-year-old boy was allegedly injured by bullies at a daycare in Tampa, Florida.  Authorities are saying that the boy suffered serious wounds to his face and abdominal region as result of that they are calling severe physical bullying or abuse. The family has released pictures showing the child with bruises all over the side of his face from his jaw to his forehead.

1350860_hand-in-handWhen the incident occurred, his parents immediately called the local police and the Department of Children and Families, which is the agency responsible for investigation of any incidents of child abuse and also with the oversight of daycare facilities within the state, including the one which this child was attending. Continue reading

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According to a recent news article from Mass Live, a three-year-old boy has drowned at a New England area daycare.  State troopers have said that, when then the young victim’s parents arrived at the daycare facility to pick up their son, he was nowhere to be found.

1272047_snow1-300x225At this point, everyone began looking for the child, and one staff member searched the entirety of the daycare facility, including the outside area surrounding the building.  The child was eventually found floating in a stream behind the daycare center – in a stream that was partially frozen.  Continue reading

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According to recent news form WRAL, authorities arrested a 25-year-old woman who was working at daycare facility. Police charged her with intentional child abuse involving the infliction of serious physical injury. Specifically, she is alleged to have broken the arm of a one-year-old child this past November.

1350860_hand-in-handAnother family using the daycare center pulled their child out as soon as they learned of this recent arrest. They believe the same defendant injured their child two months before this most recent incident. In that first incident, family members say their child came home with serious scratches on her back. The defendant had written an incident report in which she claimed that another child had become very excited and scratched their daughter on the back. However, child’s family does not believe another child could have scratched their daughter in such a manner. Continue reading

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Most parents put a lot of thought into choosing a daycare facility. Sometimes that means asking neighbors for recommendations and then personally inspecting the facility to make sure it is clean and safe. Parents will ask a lot of questions of the daycare provider’s manager or owner about how long the staff have worked there and how much training they have received. This is because a daycare facility that has been open for many years and has workers that have been for there for a long time gives a sense of confidence, and this is important. While this may seem crazy to people who do not have kids, there is nothing more nerve-racking than leaving your child at daycare for the first time.

910927_school_busYou will probably spend the first day constantly checking your phone to see if you have missed a message saying something bad happened to your son or daughter. While this is not generally the case, and most daycare workers love children and are well trained, there are exceptions. Continue reading