Posted on Mar 27, 2023

Child standing on mat at daycareWhat Happened at This Forney, Texas Daycare?

This working mom placed her two-and-a-half-year-old son in daycare, trusting that his caregivers would keep him safe. But one afternoon during naptime, an employee aggressively yanked the map mat from the toddler’s feet, sending him headfirst onto a hard tile floor. He sustained serious and visible injuries, including a large and swollen knot on his forehead from the incident.

Instead of reporting and documenting the injury and seeking immediate medical attention for the young child, the daycare called Ms. Ketter and told her a false story of what happened to her child to cover up what happened in their care. The false story blamed the child and claimed that the child hurt his head while playing and jumping with other children on nap mats. Along with the story, Dunkin Academy created a false incident report reflecting the same incorrect facts.

Ms. Ketter was not satisfied with the story she was being told and insisted on seeing the surveillance footage of the incident. The surveillance footage revealed the true cause of the injuries to her son – a daycare employee purposely and aggressively yanked the mat from under the child. Ms. Ketter was in disbelief as she watched her child fall forward, slamming his head into the tile and screaming in pain.

To make matters worse, after the true cause of the incident was revealed, the daycare chose not to report the incident to the state. It’s important to note that licensed daycares in Texas are required to report violations of minimum standards to the Department of Family and Protective Services and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Child-care Licensing Division. These reporting requirements include mandatory reporting of all incidents of injury that require medical attention, all incidents that place a child at risk, and all incidents of abuse.

You can read the whole complaint here.

How The Button Law Firm Plans to Help This Family Get Justice

This North Texas mom reached out to our daycare injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm with concern about what had just happened to her toddler son and what she could do to help him.

Negligent daycares will often try to sweep dangerous incidents like this one under the rug. But our daycare injury lawyers will not allow that to happen and go unnoticed.

After learning of the incident and damages to Ms. Ketter’s son, our daycare injury legal team got to work immediately, working to get justice for this family by preserving evidence, gathering reports, and making a claim against the daycare to ensure they are held responsible for what happened.

How Our Dallas Legal Team at The Button Law Firm Helps Kids After Suffering Daycare Injuries

Daycare injuries continue to happen because some daycares cut corners and avoid taking responsibility for the kids they are entrusted with.

Cutting corners leads to preventable incidents causing harm to children, like serious injury or even death. That’s why it’s so important that parents hold daycares accountable after a serious injury has happened to their child.

If your child was seriously injured or killed while attending daycare, it’s important that you reach out to a daycare injury attorney right away. Negligent and abusive daycares will often try to hide the severity of the incident and the cause of your child’s injury. A daycare injury attorney can help you get the answers you need to hold the daycare accountable.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can give us a call at (214) 699-4409 or by filling out this contact form. You can also reach us by starting a chat.

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