Our Texas daycare injury lawyers delivered justice to a Midland family after a faith-based daycare center caused a 3-year-old boy physical, emotional, and psychological harm in November 2022. Caregivers at the daycare center left the toddler in a kitchen pantry with the lights off, sprayed him with toxic disinfectant, and forced him to sit next to a trash can for an excessive amount of time.
The young boy’s mother contacted our knowledgeable and compassionate daycare injury lawyers to hold the negligent Midland daycare center accountable for her son’s trauma and injuries. Our lawyers secured a settlement for the toddler and his family to cover medical expenses and other necessary resources to help the boy heal from his injuries caused by the daycare’s negligence.
How a Midland Daycare Center Ignored Texas Childcare Discipline Laws
The treatment that the young boy, in this case, experienced at the daycare center in Midland was shocking to our experienced daycare injury lawyers.
Our legal team found the church’s board, director, and staff were aware of the wide mistreatment of children, including the boy in this case. Yet, leaders intentionally ignored numerous reports that put an “unimaginable number of children at direct risk of serious harm and injury.” It took seeing her own child restrained to a chair with a seat belt as a form of punishment for one of the caregivers to finally speak out about the facility’s ongoing abusive actions. Board members finally acknowledged the numerous incidents at the faith-based daycare center were “just adding up” after seeing a list that occurred within a short timeframe.
Texas minimum standards dictate rules that childcare facilities are required to follow to prevent injuries and keep the children in their care safe. An investigation into the incident involving the 3-year-old boy conducted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission revealed that the toddler’s mistreatment was common practice among caregivers with many of the children at the faith-based daycare. The state agency’s investigation substantiated the mother’s claims and cited the facility for breaking childcare licensing laws, including:
- Failing to clearly mark cleaning supplies and toxic substances and ensure they were inaccessible to children
- Employees not demonstrating competency, good judgment, and self-control while around children
- Using inappropriate discipline methods such as placing the boy in a pantry for longer than three minutes and making the boy sit unsupervised next to a trash can in the daycare center’s kitchen for close to 34 minutes
The treatment the little boy experienced was disturbing, harmful, and easily preventable.
How The Button Law Firm Helped This Midland Family Move Forward
Our West Texas daycare injury lawyers helped the 3-year-old boy and his family move forward with a settlement agreement. The Midland daycare center was held accountable for the boy’s traumatic experience and injuries, compensating the family for their monetary and noneconomic damages. The settlement covered the little boy’s medical bills and the resources needed to help his long-term healing journey.
The Button Law Firm Can Help Your Family with a Daycare Injury Case
If your child was harmed or injured when caregivers used inappropriate or prohibited discipline tactics at a daycare center, contact our knowledgeable daycare injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm. With attorneys in Midland, Dallas, and Houston, 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 432-203-0060, email [email protected], or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.