Posted on Sep 06, 2023

fence where child injured fingerBastrop County, TX – The Button Law Firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a mom, Sandra Santos, after her three-year-old daughter suffered a serious injury to her finger at daycare.

What Happened at This Bastrop County Daycare

In March of 2023, a toddler girl in Texas suffered an injury after she climbed on a rolling cart that was left on a playground. Caregivers didn’t intervene and continued to allow her to play on the cart, which was visibly unsafe for a toddler. When the girl fell, she attempted to catch herself and ended up grabbing a sharp point of the metal playground fence, which in turn sliced her finger open.  The incident occurred at Grace Lutheran Learning Center in Smithville, Texas.

According to the lawsuit, the little girl required 11 stitches to put her finger back together.

To read the entire demand filed by The Button Law Firm, click here.

What Went Wrong at This Smithville, TX Daycare?

Caregivers at daycares are responsible for ensuring kids are kept safe. In this case, Grace Lutheran Learning Center’s caregivers failed to prevent injury to this child by ignoring the clearly dangerous activity she was participating in.

Additionally, the directors and owners of the daycare failed to keep the space safe for children, as the metal fence surrounding the outdoor play area had several sharp points sticking out.

After this incident occurred, the state of Texas investigated and found that the daycare center was at fault for the safety violations. The lawsuit even claims that the daycare center had received more than 20 citations from the state for failing to follow safety laws to protect kids from injury.

“A 3-year-old girl should never cut her finger to the point of almost losing it while in daycare,” says Russell Button, a daycare injury attorney at The Button Law Firm who is representing Santos. “There was a lack of concern for child safety at Grace Lutheran Learning Center and by its caregivers, which is completely unacceptable. This lawsuit is a wake-up call to the center, which needs to be held responsible so other children do not get hurt.”

How The Button Law Firm Helps Families After a Daycare Injury is Caused by Negligence

The Button Law Firm has helped many families move forward after their child was severely injured at daycare. Our team knows how daycares are supposed to operate in Texas, and we take steps to properly hold negligent and abusive daycares accountable.

If your child was harmed due to daycare abuse or neglect, it’s important that you get help right away. A daycare injury attorney may be able to help preserve evidence and gather additional information necessary to file a claim or lawsuit.

Our team at The Button Law Firm is experienced in holding daycares that cause injury to children accountable. To get in touch with a member of our compassionate and knowledgeable team, call us at (214) 699-4409 or fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page. You can also reach out to our team by starting a chat.

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