DALLAS, TEXAS – In a featured story by Isabella Volmer of the Dallas Morning News, The Button Law Firm is representing a North Texas working mom and her two-and-a-half-year-old son in a lawsuit against Dunkin Academy of Forney after the toddler sustained a serious head injury at the daycare in March of 2022.
Dallas Morning News Features BLF Clients’ Story of Daycare Failures
The article from the Dallas Morning News reports on the events that transpired prior to the lawsuit’s filing. The toddler’s mother, Ms. Ketter, had recently enrolled her young son in daycare at Dunkin Academy of Forney, in Forney, Texas.
The mother discovered a large knot on her son’s head when she arrived to pick him up from daycare. She immediately questioned the daycare’s management about the injury. In response, she was told that her son was jumping on nap mats with other children and fell.
Upon hearing this, she demanded to review the video footage of the classroom. That’s when she saw her young son standing on a mat and a caregiver proceeding to yank the mat from under his feet, forcing him to fall headfirst onto the hard tile floor and causing a serious and painful head injury, including a large and obvious bump on his head. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, the bump is still visible to this day.
What Did This North Texas Mom Do After Discovering the Actions of the Daycare?
Upon discovering the true reason for the head injury, Ms. Ketter reported the incident to the state. The Dunkin Academy of Forney caregiver in question was not immediately terminated and the daycare failed to comply with the state’s requirements for reporting incidents like these to the childcare licensing division.
Daycares are required to report violations of the minimum standards to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Child Care Licensing Division (THHS). Incidents that place a child at risk, including incidents of abuse, neglect, and injuries that require medical attention, are required to be reported to DFPS and THHS. Dunkin Academy, in this situation, did not follow protocol and didn’t report the incident to the proper authorities.
When this mom discovered that the daycare tried to cover up the true cause of her son’s injury, she contacted our Daycare Injury Law Firm to get help.
What Our Texas Daycare Injury Lawyers are Doing to Help
Our firm is experienced in holding daycares like this accountable after they have caused damage to a child and family as the result of negligence, including cases of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, improper hiring practices, and poor supervision.
Our team at The Button Law Firm is working hard to get justice for this North Texas Family. We do this by holding negligent and irresponsible daycares accountable after they have caused serious physical and psychological harm to children. Justice sends a message to daycares throughout North Texas, and beyond, that abuse and neglect of children will never be okay and must not continue to happen.
How The Button Law Firm Can Help If Your Child Was Abused or Neglected at a Texas Daycare
If your child was injured by a caregiver or while at daycare, it’s important to take action immediately. Contact our daycare abuse and neglect legal team at The Button Law Firm today. Reach out to us by calling us at (214) 699-4409 or filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page.