A 2-year-old boy in Fort Worth was abused by a daycare worker who aggressively yanked the toddler’s arm and pushed him face-first to the ground. The child’s mom witnessed the incident while watching the live feed of the daycare center’s surveillance cameras. She then saw the worker pick up her son, who lay motionless on the floor and carry him out of view from the cameras.
After reporting the incident, the little boy’s mother contacted our experienced North Texas daycare injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm to get answers and hold the negligent daycare center in Fort Worth accountable for harming her son. Our legal team was able to get justice for this little boy and his family and secure a settlement that covered expenses incurred from the incident and all other resources needed to help the toddler heal from his injuries and move forward.
Broken Texas Daycare Laws and Promises
The mother sought to place her son in a safe facility while she worked. On its website, the daycare center advertised its dedication to a safe learning environment that would give parents peace of mind. However, after seeing her son abused, this mother learned that these were empty promises.
Following her son’s incident, she reviewed additional surveillance footage from that day and noticed other children being inappropriately disciplined by caregivers. Despite the seriousness of the incident involving her son, she was never contacted by the Fort Worth daycare center, as required by Texas daycare laws, nor did the facility contact emergency services or the state to report the incident and the little boy’s injuries.
An independent investigation by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Child-Care Licensing Division and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services cited the facility for violating multiple licensing rules, also known as minimum standards. The state agencies immediately put a safety plan in place to ensure the Fort Worth facility took the necessary steps to correct its staff’s methods and comply with the numerous violations.
A deeper dive into the Fort Worth daycare center’s safety history found the incident involving the toddler was not an isolated one. The childcare facility had a history of citations from the state, including failing to properly supervise children in its care and failing to report an injury to a child that required medical treatment, along with employees using prohibited harsh and cruel punishment methods on the children.
Daycare abuse incidents like this are why our Texas daycare injury lawyers have created a free guide to help parents, like you, find a safe daycare for their children. Our knowledgeable team has found that many childcare facilities with fancy websites, like the facility in this case, fall short on their promises to keep children in their care out of harm’s way. We have found empowering and educating parents is the first step to protecting children.