BLF Joins Forces to Win Settlement in Pearland Daycare “Known Biter” Case
A family in Pearland, Texas, expected their local daycare center to protect and nurture their young son. Like most parents, they relied on the childcare facility to ensure that the caregivers who oversaw their son and his classmates would be well-trained and professional. Unfortunately, the daycare failed in their fundamental duty to protect the health and welfare of the children they are responsible for. In this case, the Pearland daycare center’s negligent hiring practices and lack of proper supervision resulted in a young boy suffering repeated bites and bruises from a “known biter” in his class.
Our Houston daycare injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm joined forces with another firm to get justice for this little boy and his family. The united front held the negligent daycare center accountable and provided the family with monetary compensation to cover the boy’s medical expenses and any resources needed to help everyone move forward.
How This Daycare in Pearland Failed a Young Boy
The daycare in Pearland cut many safety corners and ignored several of the minimum standards for childcare care facilities set forth by the state of Texas and the Department of Family and Protective Services. The facility’s shortcomings included failing to properly hire, train, and supervise their caregivers. This resulted in a general lack of attention by the daycare workers toward the children in their care, which led to the young boy in this case suffering multiple bites over several months
In fact, the boy suffered at least three bites over a 21-day period. Making matters worse, the young boy was bitten by a child who was a “known biter” in the class, yet the daycare facility failed to follow state-mandated policies to remove that child from the classroom to protect others, including the boy in this case.
In addition, the daycare center in Pearland never proactively informed the boy’s parents of the biting incidents, as required by Texas law. The young boy’s parents noticed the numerous deep bite marks and bruises on their child and then demanded answers from the daycare center.
A deep dive into the Pearland daycare found it had 12 citations from the state for similar issues. The facility’s failures ranged from not waiting for completed background check results before allowing caregivers unsupervised contact with children to not completing required training to using inappropriate punishment methods on children.
The daycare’s pattern of neglect led to the repeated bites and injuries sustained by the little boy in this case. In addition to his physical injuries, the boy suffered psychologically. The repeated traumatic incidents caused him to be fearful, created trust issues, and gave him unnecessary anxiety. His parents also were forced to place the boy in a new environment, which further contributed to a regression in his development.
Standing Up for a Pearland Family After a Daycare Injury
The Houston-area daycare injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm are often called upon to stand up for families and children when daycare facilities fail to properly protect and care for children. In this “known biter” case, The Button Law Firm worked with another Houston firm to hold the daycare center responsible for its negligent hiring, supervision, and training practices. The determination and legal expertise of The Button Law Firm helped the little boy’s family secure a favorable settlement that helped the family move forward. More importantly, the daycare center was held accountable for the young boy’s repeated bites, bruises, and injuries sustained while attending the negligent daycare facility.
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How The Button Law Firm Can Help Your Family with a Daycare Injury Case
If your child was abused or neglected at daycare, contact our knowledgeable Houston daycare injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm. We are experienced in working on cases involving children, like this case where a young boy was hurt because of negligent daycare workers. Our attorneys will listen to you and your child to assess the situation and determine how a daycare failed to protect your child in its care. 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 281-857-6116 or fill out a contact form below for a free consultation.