Wet floor at daycare that is being moppedIn October 2022, caregivers at a Mesquite daycare center created a hazard when they mopped the floor while toddlers were still playing in a classroom. A 2 ½-year-old girl took a few steps, then slipped on the slick surface, causing the little girl to strike her eyebrow on a bookshelf as she fell and sustained an open wound.

It came to light that not only were the caregivers at the Mesquite facility not trained in how to create a safe environment for little ones in their care, but they also did not receive proper supervision from the center’s director to ensure they complied with safety regulations. 

The toddler’s mother contacted our North Texas daycare injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm to hold the Mesquite daycare center accountable for her daughter’s injuries. Our legal team was able to get justice and help the family move forward with a settlement that compensated them for medical expenses and the trauma the little girl endured.

A History of Safety Violations: Mesquite Daycare Center Cited Numerous Times

The little girl’s injuries were easily preventable. Texas daycare centers must follow the state’s safety regulations to keep children safe. Also known as minimum standards, these regulations dictate the proper supervision of children in daycare, including caregivers maintaining proximity and auditory and visual awareness of the children under their watch, and are meant to prevent incidents like what happened to the little girl. Under Texas laws, the lack of adequate supervision is considered a type of daycare neglect.

In addition, daycare centers are responsible for creating and maintaining a safe environment for little ones. In this case, caregivers compromised the safety of the children, including the little girl, when they chose to mop the floors, which resulted in a slippery surface while the children were still in the room.

Unfortunately, the incident in this case was not the first time that the Mesquite daycare center endangered the lives of the children in its care. The state agency that monitors daycare centers cited the center 14 times for disregarding safety laws in the five years leading up to the incident that injured the little girl. The same infractions in this case were among the many citations: caregivers not properly supervising children or using good judgment and failing to create a safe environment for the kids in their care.

How The Button Law Firm Helped This Family Move Forward

Immediately following the incident at the Mesquite daycare center, the little girl’s mother rushed the toddler to a local children’s clinic to evaluate and treat the wound on her eyebrow. The little girl was in pain and scared, and she experienced discomfort for weeks as her wound healed.  

Our North Texas daycare injury lawyers helped the girl and her mother move forward with a settlement agreement. The Mesquite daycare center was held accountable for its wrongdoings and was required to compensate the family for damages, including medical bills and the resources needed to help the little girl process her trauma in a healthy way.

The Button Law Firm Can Help Your Family with a Daycare Injury Case

If your child was harmed or injured by caregivers who neglected to properly supervise them or create a safe environment at a daycare center, contact our knowledgeable daycare injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm. With attorneys in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we are ready to listen, fight for your family, and help your family move forward. 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, email [email protected], or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.

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