Posted on Mar 21, 2024

The Dallas Morning News features BLF client's storyDALLAS, TX - The Dallas Morning News recently highlighted a lawsuit filed against a Dallas-Fort Worth area daycare center, Park Vista Children’s Academy, by Brooke and Jeffrey Napier, clients of The Button Law Firm. The lawsuit, filed in Tarrant County, claims negligent and aggressive handling of the Napier’s nearly 2-year-old daughter during her time at the daycare.

What Happened at This Keller Daycare?

The Dallas Morning News article delves into the specifics of the incident that prompted the lawsuit against Park Vista Children’s Academy. According to the article, the complaint centers on an event in August 2023, during which the Napier's daughter endured distressing treatment characterized by "pushing, shoving, and aggressive handling such as being yanked by one arm."

This incident prompted an investigation by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Child-Care Licensing Division and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

To read more about the lawsuit filed against the daycare, click here.

Violation of Texas Childcare Licensing Rules

According to the article from The Dallas Morning News, the investigation by the state agencies found that the daycare had violated multiple childcare licensing rules.

The exact rules that were violated are listed in the article as:

  • Responsibilities of employees and caregivers – ensure no child is abused, neglected, or exploited
  • Responsibilities of caregivers – set appropriate behavior expectations
  • Prohibited punishments – corporal punishment
  • Prohibited punishments – no harsh, cruel, or unusual punishment
  • Prohibited punishments – grabbing and pulling
  • Surveillance footage obtained during the investigation reportedly captured the abusive behaviors lasting for over 20 minutes.

Brooke Napier, the child’s mother, expressed her anguish, stating, “No parent should have to endure the torment of discovering their child was subjected to such abusive treatment.” The revelations of the daycare's actions have left the parents angry and heartbroken.

Tarrant County Daycare with a History of Violations

The article shares that according to legal filings, Park Vista Children’s Academy had previously been cited at least four times by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for violations related to failing to show good judgment.

How The Button Law Firm’s Legal Action is Working to Hold This Texas Daycare Accountable

The DMN article highlights that the initial filing by The Button Law Firm seeks a jury trial to assign damages for the alleged mistreatment of the Napier's daughter. Currently, the daycare center does not appear to have legal representation, and they have not responded to requests for comment.

The Button Law Firm’s aim with the lawsuit is to hold this negligent DFW daycare accountable for the devastating damages they caused to the innocent young girl.

The Importance of Holding Dangerous Daycares Accountable

The Dallas Morning News coverage highlights the seriousness of the claims against Park Vista Children’s Academy. It focuses on the efforts of The Button Law Firm in seeking justice for their clients. This lawsuit serves as a reminder of the importance of holding childcare facilities accountable for the safety and well-being of the children entrusted to their care.

Contacting The Button Law Firm After Your Child Was Seriously Injured at Daycare

If your child was the victim of daycare negligence and suffered a serious injury, be sure to reach out to our experienced team at The Button Law Firm. Our team has handled many cases involving daycare abuse and neglect, and we continue to work to ensure daycares are held accountable. We also want parents to know that they have options.

You can contact our team at (214)699-4409 or request a free case evaluation using the contact form below. You can also reach out to our team by starting a chat.

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