DALLAS – The Dallas Morning News has featured the story of a family being represented by The Button Law Firm in their case against Eastridge Academy after a little girl was seriously injured in their care.
According to the article, the young child suffered a head injury after she was pushed out of her chair by a staff member. The child’s mother was never alerted of the injury, and the daycare staff did not seek emergency medical help.
Additionally, the article shares more information about prohibited punishments that were used by the daycare, saying “Wallace’s 6-year-old daughter was inappropriately disciplined Aug. 8 when she and her class were made to do push-ups as a form of punishment. The children were also punished with wall sits, according to records from Texas Health and Human Services’ childcare regulation division.”
When asked about the impact of the incidents that occurred at Eastridge Academy had on the young girl, the family’s attorney, Russell Button, said, “Since that time, she’s had significant psychological problems.”
What Went Wrong at This Dallas, Texas Daycare?
This daycare had a number of problems that led up to this event. The article states, “According to state records, the day care was found deficient of at least two child care licensing rules in an investigation into the incidents mentioned in the lawsuit, including corporal punishment and humiliating, rejecting or yelling at a child. Mandated training was held in response to the deficiencies, the records say.” The article goes on to say, “The lawsuit lists 12 other cases in which the facility was cited by the state from April 2019 through September, ranging from deficiencies in employee training to discipline methods.”
There was a pattern of inappropriate behavior, poor supervision, and an overall lack of care from the staff and the daycare’s directors. This ultimately led to a child suffering from a completely preventable injury.
How The Button Law Firm Plans to Hold Eastridge Academy Accountable
The Button Law Firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the mother, April Wallace, and her child after learning of these disturbing injuries and other damages. The recklessness the daycare displayed in hiring and keeping this irresponsible caregiver on staff, in addition to the lack of supervision by the director, led to this child suffering serious and life-altering injuries.
Our team is working with this family to ensure that horrifying daycare incidents like these do not happen to other children in the future. Additionally, we want to make sure that our client, the child who suffered these injuries, will have the right tools to recover and be able to move forward.
How to Get Help After Your Child Suffered a Daycare Injury in Dallas
If your child is the victim of a daycare injury at a Dallas-area daycare, it’s important to take steps towards justice and recovery. Learn what you can do to help your family by calling our daycare injury legal team at The Button Law Firm. Our team has experience holding daycares accountable, and we work to make sure that dangerous daycares do not hurt more children in the future.