What Happened to This Child in Irving, Texas?
After a daycare worker harmed their son, an Irving, Texas contacted our experienced Texas daycare injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm to get justice. Our legal team was able to hold the daycare accountable for not only the boy’s injuries but also the disregard it had for daycare laws in Texas. Thanks to a settlement secured by our attorneys, the family was able to provide resources needed to help their son heal from emotional, behavioral, and financial damages.
How Was the Little Boy Hurt at a Texas Daycare?
In July 2021, an unqualified and untrained worker at a daycare in Irving, Texas was frustrated and inappropriately grabbed the arm of a little boy on two separate occasions. The daycare’s security footage captured the worker grabbing the boy by the arm, slamming him into a chair, then forcefully pushing the chair into a table. Later, the worker grabbed the boy’s arm to redirect him to a wall with other children.
The worker scratched the boy’s arm, breaking the skin and leaving him with deep, red, and inflamed marks.
The daycare advertised itself as having values such as employing “positive behavior experts” who lead by example, among other traits that parents find comforting. However, the facility failed to ensure its caregivers were qualified to properly take care of children, including knowing basic measures to keep children safe or techniques to discipline them appropriately.
Disregard for Minimum Care Guidelines in Texas
In Texas, daycare centers are required to follow strict minimum care guidelines to protect the children under their care. In this case, the daycare disregarded these standards, thus violating the law and not meeting the parents’ expectations by failing to:
- Have workers demonstrate competency, good judgment, and self-control
- Practice positive methods of discipline and guidance
- Ensure that no child is abused, neglected, or exploited
- Train their staff on how to appropriately discipline, handle, and care for children
- Immediately notify parents of any situation that placed their child at risk
- Report all incidents involving serious injury to children and/or situation that place a child at risk to the Department of Family and Protective Services
Two days after the incident that harmed the little boy, the daycare facility was cited by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for not meeting the above criteria in addition to having class sizes significantly over the state mandated child-to-caregiver ratios.
How The Button Law Firm's Child Advocacy Lawyers Can Help Your Family with a Daycare Injury Case
If your child was seriously harmed or neglected at daycare, school, or camp, contact our compassionate and experienced daycare injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm. Our firm is focused on cases involving children, like this case where a little boy was hurt because of the daycare center’s negligence. Our attorneys will listen to you and your child to assess the situation and determine where a daycare, school, or camp 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 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form below for a free consultation.