Daycare where young child was hurt by caregiver.BLF Gets Justice for Florida Family After Toddler Abused at Day Care

After their 2-year-old daughter was horrifically abused, a Florida family now has closure and can move forward thanks to a settlement secured against a daycare by our legal team at The Button Law Firm. 

Less than three weeks after her daughter started daycare, a Florida mom noticed the right side of her daughter’s face was swollen and had red marks or scratches. The next morning, the swelling had worsened and had developed into a large, green-colored bruise. Worried and suspicious, the mother immediately contacted the daycare director, who pulled footage from the daycare’s security cameras. The video caught a worker violently shaking, pinning down, throwing, and body-slamming the little girl during naptime. The horrific video showed how the worker’s aggressive actions caused the toddler’s head to hit the metal cot frame, and it was hard enough to create the bruising and other marks spotted by her mom.

The toddler was taken to the doctor to treat her injuries and get X-rays of her skull. She was diagnosed with a contusion of the face and a closed head injury. As you might expect, the alarming treatment that the little girl experienced in her short time at the daycare also severely impacted her emotional state. She continues to experience significant separation anxiety any time she is away from her loving parents.

The toddler’s mother immediately contacted The Button Law Firm. Our experienced child injury lawyers were able to hold the daycare accountable for this little girl’s abuse and hopefully prevent other children from experiencing similar treatment—or an outcome that could have been fatal. The settlement secured by our team will help the family cover the child’s medical expenses and any resources needed to help the toddler heal psychologically.

How This Day Care Abuse Incident Could Have Been Prevented

The parents, in this case, paid and expected the daycare to protect their daughter in a safe environment. This horrific incident was preventable if the day care had simply followed the state’s bare minimum care guidelines for childcare facilities. Simple actions include:

  • Properly vetting employees before hiring them
  • Providing adequate training for employees, including proper discipline methods
  • Supervising all employees to ensure the children in their care are safe

When children are injured or harmed while in daycare, state laws require the daycare facilities to document the accident or incident on the day that it occurred. However, in this case, the daycare waited nearly one week after the incident to write a report.

Our child injury lawyers have created a free guide to help parents like you find a safe daycare for their children. Taking care of a child while balancing work is already challenging. But when a child is hurt in day care, we recognize how overwhelming that can be for the parents. That is why we created a 5-step guide that covers everything from who to contact, what to document, and more. You can also call our knowledgeable daycare abuse lawyers at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form below for a free consultation.

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How The Button Law Firm Can Help Your Family with a Day Care Injury Case

If your child was abused at day care, camp, or school, contact our compassionate child injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm. We are experts in working on cases involving children, like this case with the toddler who was harmed at daycare. Our attorneys will listen to you and your child to assess the situation and determine where a day care, camp, or school failed to protect your child in its care. All of our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and we can help guide you after a traumatizing incident involving your child. We work on contingency, meaning we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out the contact form below for a free consultation

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients' cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.