Posted on May 08, 2023

Galveston County The Daily News Features BLF Client's StoryGALVESTON, TEXAS – The Daily News of Galveston County has featured the story of a toddler after she suffered a life-threatening allergic reaction to a snack containing peanuts. The child’s parents, being represented by the daycare injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm, have filed a lawsuit against Discover Me Montessori on behalf of their young daughter.

According to the article, the school (including its managers, owners, and directors) failed to communicate the child’s severe allergies to the teachers before the incident. Additionally, the teachers did not know the proper steps for following the state of Texas’ mandated food allergy emergency plan. The childcare facility failed to contact an ambulance for emergency medical help. The school also called the parents prior to seeking medical assistance. 

What’s more, is that the school’s caregivers found an Epi-Pen in the child’s backpack, but when caregivers tried to administer it, they failed to do it properly. This medication can be life-saving in the case of a severe allergic reaction, like the one this toddler child was facing. The child went into anaphylactic shock, which can be fatal if not treated right away.

The article details what went wrong, including how the school marketed its teachers as “highly qualified” yet failed to take the proper steps to prevent this life-threatening incident from happening. Additionally, the article also includes information on the daycare’s prior violations of the state’s minimum standards, including inadequate caregiver training, incomplete background checks, and caregivers not having access to important records.

What to Do If Your Child Suffered an Allergic Reaction at a Texas Daycare Facility

If your child suffered from an allergic reaction at daycare because they were fed peanuts or any other food that they are severely allergic to, it’s important to take action. Be sure to follow these important steps:

First, get your child immediate medical attention. Time is of the essence when a child is suffering from anaphylactic shock; it’s essential that your child gets help as soon as possible.

Second, get information from the daycare. Find out what happened – whether that’s by rewatching camera footage from that day to investigating what snacks or meals were fed to the kids.

Third, contact a daycare injury attorney. Cases involving daycares can be complex since the daycare might not be telling you the whole story. It’s important to get an experienced attorney to help you find answers and get justice.

How to Contact the Daycare Injury Lawyers at The Button Law Firm

To contact the experienced daycare injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm, call us at (214) 699-4409 or fill out the form below. You can also reach a member of our team by starting a chat. Our team helps families all over Texas, including Dallas, Houston, Midland, San Antonio, Austin, Lubbock, El Paso, and beyond.

We work hard to help families get justice after an unthinkable incident has happened to their child at daycare. Be sure to reach out to us today.

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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.