Posted on Feb 23, 2024

BLF Client Featured in Galveston County Daily NewsDALLAS, Texas - In a recent report published by Galveston County Daily News, The Button Law Firm's representation in a harrowing daycare negligence case regarding a young girl and her severe food allergy took center stage. The lawsuit was filed by The Button Law Firm on behalf of Danielle Levy, the mother of a 3-year-old girl with a life-threatening fish allergy. This article unfolds a distressing narrative of repeated negligence at the North Texas daycare, Allen Knowledge Beginnings.

Repeated Negligence and Life-Threatening Consequences

The lawsuit claims that caregivers at Allen Knowledge Beginnings gave Levy’s daughter fish sticks, despite being informed of the child's severe allergy and having an emergency plan in place. This was the second time Levy’s daughter had been exposed to fish sticks within a four-month span. The second exposure, occurring in July 2022, led to a severe anaphylactic reaction, leaving the little girl in a life-threatening situation. She was found in a bathroom barely breathing with a swollen tongue, lips, and face.

A Shocking Lack of Emergency Response at This Collin County Daycare

Adding to the gravity of the situation, the Collin County daycare center failed to promptly contact emergency medical services or adhere to the child’s emergency allergy plan, as mandated by the state. Galveston County Daily News highlights the shocking details of the incident, where Levy had to call 911 herself after being contacted by her daughter’s daycare facility. After the first responders arrived at the scene, they administered two EpiPens and gave the toddler and oral medication to combat her anaphylaxis while en route to the hospital.

Unfulfilled Allergy-Safe Requirements and Texas Legal Ramifications

Despite Allen Knowledge Beginnings advertising itself as a food allergy-safe facility, the lawsuit contends that the North Texas daycare center failed to deliver on its promise. An independent investigation into Levy’s case by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Child-Care Licensing Division and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services revealed state law violations, including exposing a child to a known allergen. Additionally, the child’s caregiver lacked a completed background check and proper training to handle emergencies like severe allergic reactions.

The Button Law Firm Seeks Justice and Accountability

As Galveston County Daily News sheds light on this impactful case, The Button Law Firm stands committed to advocating for justice and accountability in all daycare negligence cases. The coverage emphasizes the importance of transparency and reform in childcare practices to ensure the safety of all children, especially those dealing with severe food allergies.

Your Voice Matters - Contact The Button Law Firm About Daycare Negligence

If you or someone you know has faced a similar situation or requires legal assistance concerning daycare negligence, The Button Law Firm is here to provide support. Contact us today for a free case evaluation by calling (214) 699-4409 or filling out the contact form at the bottom of this page. Let us stand together to advocate for the safety and protection of all children in daycare settings, ensuring that incidents like these are never repeated.

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