Posted on Nov 14, 2023

KETK feature on BLF client's storyMARSHALL, TX – KETK and Fox51 Tyler have featured the story of a Button Law Firm Client and her family after her young daughter was seriously burned while at daycare. In this pursuit of justice, The Button Law Firm has filed a complaint on behalf of the child and her mom, Ashley McMullen, as her 11-month-old daughter became the victim of negligence at Ms. Anita’s Academic Center in Marshall, Texas. This deeply troubling incident, featured on KETK News Tyler, sheds light on the vital need to address issues within childcare, urging that those who are entrusted to keep kids safe but fail to do so are held accountable.

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What Happened at This Marshall, Texas Daycare?

According to the lawsuit filed by the attorneys at The Button Law Firm, the heart-wrenching events unfolded on August 3, when the 11-month-old girl was allowed to walk outside without shoes or socks on during the blistering summer temperatures. The result: severe second-degree burns, a tragic consequence that the attorneys at The Button Law Firm assert could have been prevented with basic precautionary measures, specifically considering the fact that people in Texas know about how extreme the heat can be in August.

When discussing the situation involving her daughter, Ms. McMullen stated, “I am beside myself that Ms. Anita’s Academic Center took my baby outside without socks or shoes. Everyone knows the Texas heat is dangerous in August, and these caregivers should know infants have particularly delicate skin.”

This lawsuit seeks justice and accountability for Ms. McMullen's child. The importance of the situation is highlighted by the fact that Ms. Anita’s Academic Center closed on August 28, with the decision having been influenced by citations from Texas Health and Human Services. These citations included violations related to caregiver responsibilities, emphasizing the importance of competency, good judgment, self-control, and child abuse and neglect prevention with daycare directors and caregivers.

The Button Law Firm, known for its commitment to helping those impacted by caregiver negligence, is at the forefront of this legal battle. As more information about the case comes out, our dedicated team is steadfast in our determination to uncover the truth, seeking answers and ensuring that Ms. Anita’s Academic Center is held responsible for their negligence. Our team is also working to ensure that this child gets the recovery she deserves to move forward and heal from this painful injury caused by reckless caregivers.

According to the article from KETK, nobody representing Ms. Anita’s Academic Center has responded to a request for contact, and the number for the daycare no longer works. This lack of communication leaves numerous questions unanswered, showing the significance of legal intervention in holding responsible parties accountable.

As featured on KETK News, this case serves as an important reminder of the critical need for proper care and safety measures in childcare settings and the legal options available to those who have suffered due to caregiver negligence. The Button Law Firm’s team is here to help people and families who have faced similar situations involving catastrophic injuries at daycare. We remain unwavering in our commitment to providing support to those who need it most.

Learn More About How The Button Law Firm Helps Families After Daycare Injuries

The Button Law Firm is focused on getting justice for Ms. McMullen and her daughter, as well as helping anyone who has experienced a similar ordeal. We are committed to advocacy for innocent children who are injured at daycare and accountability for daycares that allow children to be hurt.

How to Contact The Button Law Firm After Your Child Was Injured at Daycare

If you or someone you know has a child who was seriously injured due to daycare negligence and is wondering what their legal options are, don't hesitate to reach out to The Button Law Firm. We're here to help.

You can contact us through our website by clicking here or call (214) 699-4409. Our dedicated team is ready to provide the necessary support and legal expertise during challenging times. Your story matters, and we are committed to ensuring justice for you.

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