Posted on Feb 13, 2024

Child suffered allergic reaction at Allen daycareALLEN, TEXAS – The Button Law Firm, known for our experience in daycare negligence lawsuits and promoting safety at daycare, is representing a North Texas mother who is taking legal action against a daycare after her child was harmed from a preventable allergic reaction incident. The lawsuit, which was filed against Allen Knowledge Beginnings, in the District Court of Collin County, Texas, highlights the importance of accountability and adherence to safety protocols and regulations in childcare facilities.

What Happened at This Collin County Daycare?

At the heart of this legal action is a harrowing story of negligence and disregard for a child's well-being. The North Texas mother's 3-year-old daughter, despite clear documentation of a life-threatening fish allergy and the provision of an emergency plan upon enrollment, suffered two severe allergic reactions at Allen Knowledge Beginnings daycare center within four months. In both instances, caregivers at the facility served the toddler fish sticks, which led to anaphylaxis during the second incident in July 2022.

The gravity of the situation cannot be overstated. The child was discovered in distress in the daycare’s bathroom, barely breathing, with a swollen tongue, lips, and face. Though the young child was in this state, the daycare chose not to seek medical help for her, though they are required to by law. Instead, the daycare called the mother, who immediately dialed 911 to get her child emergency medical care. While on the way to the hospital, first responders administered two EpiPens and additional medication to fight the anaphylaxis. They told the child’s mother that had she waited a few more minutes to call for emergency help or even tried to take the child to the hospital herself, the child would have likely passed away from anaphylactic shock.

Even more astonishing was that the daycare advertised itself as being an allergy-safe facility, when, in reality, they did not do anything to prevent the allergic reaction incident from happening. In fact, an independent investigation conducted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Child-Care Licensing Division and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services revealed additional lapses in oversight and adherence to regulations. The daycare center was found to be in violation of state laws by exposing a child to a known allergen, and the child's caregiver lacked proper background checks and training in handling emergencies such as severe allergic reactions.

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Russell Button, founder of The Button Law Firm and one of the attorneys representing the family, emphasized the broader implications of this case: "This lawsuit highlights the fact that negligence leading to severe allergic reactions in children is not just a legal issue but also a stark reminder of daycare centers' responsibilities in protecting the lives of the little ones entrusted to their care."

How The Button Law Firm is Working to Hold This Collin County Daycare Accountable

As advocates for children and families, The Button Law Firm remains steadfast in our commitment to seeking justice for victims of daycare negligence and holding accountable those who fail in their duty to protect vulnerable children. The firm's representation of the North Texas mother and her child in this lawsuit exemplifies its dedication to advocating for child safety and promoting accountability in childcare settings.

The case serves as a vital reminder of the importance of stringent safety measures and adherence to regulations in childcare facilities. The Button Law Firm is ready to pursue justice on behalf of this North Texas mother and her daughter, as well as to advocate for systemic changes to prevent similar allergic reaction incidents in the future.

What to Do If Your Child Experienced a Daycare Injury in Texas

If your child has experienced harm while under the care of a daycare facility, we understand the distress and uncertainty you may be facing. At The Button Law Firm, we're dedicated to providing compassionate support and legal guidance during this challenging time. Our experienced team recognizes the importance of holding accountable those responsible for your child's safety. We're here to listen to your story, assess your situation, and advocate tirelessly for justice on behalf of your family.

Reach out to us today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your case and explore your options moving forward. Your child's well-being is our priority, and we're ready to stand by your side every step of the way. Contact us by calling (214)699-4409 or by filling out this contact form. You can also reach out to our team by starting a chat.

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