Posted on Mar 06, 2024

The Button Law Firm featured on the Victoria Advocate news website.ALLEN, Texas - In recent coverage by the Victoria Advocate, The Button Law Firm has brought attention to a deeply troubling case of daycare negligence at Allen Knowledge Beginnings. The firm is representing Danielle Levy, a mother who has filed a lawsuit against the North Texas daycare center, accusing them of repeated negligence that jeopardized her 3-year-old daughter's life due to a severe fish allergy. The lawsuit brings to the forefront the pressing need for accountability and safety in daycare centers.

Repeated Allergic Reactions: Collin County Caregivers Serve Fish Sticks Despite Explicit Warnings

Despite Levy's explicit notification and the provision of an emergency plan, caregivers at the facility served the toddler fish sticks on two separate occasions within four months. These incidents led to severe allergic reactions, underscoring the daycare's negligence.

The second time the daycare center served the girl fish sticks was in July 2022, she went into anaphylaxis and was found in a bathroom barely breathing with a swollen tongue, lips, and face, according to the article.

Negligent Response: Allen Knowledge Beginnings Fails to Follow Child’s Emergency Plan

Shockingly, during the life-threatening situation, the daycare center and the caregiver failed to promptly contact emergency medical services and neglected to follow the girl's emergency allergy plan, as required by the state.

The Allen daycare center instead contacted Levy, who ended up calling 911. First responders administered two EpiPens and gave the toddler an oral medication to combat her anaphylaxis while en route to the hospital. According to the article, first responders told Levy if she had waited just five more minutes to contact them or taken the girl to the hospital herself, her daughter most likely would have passed away from anaphylactic shock.

Levy expresses her frustration at Allen Knowledge Beginnings' failure to act promptly, stating her relief that her daughter is still here thanks to the first responders she contacted.

The Button Law Firm Takes a Stand Against the North Texas Daycare

Despite promoting itself as a food allergy-safe facility, the article states that Allen Knowledge Beginnings failed to uphold this commitment, raising concerns about the reliability of such claims.

An independent investigation into Levy's case by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission Child-Care Licensing Division and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services found the daycare center violated state laws by exposing a child to a known allergen. In addition, the investigation found the girl's caregiver had not completed a background check nor did she have training in how to prevent and respond to emergencies like a severe allergic reaction.

This disturbing case underscores the need for accountability and vigilance in ensuring the safety of children in daycare facilities. The Button Law Firm continues to advocate for justice, emphasizing the critical issue of daycare negligence.

Contacting The Button Law Firm After Your Child Suffered an Allergic Reaction at Daycare

If your child has suffered a serious injury at daycare, like a neglected allergic reaction, contacting The Button Law Firm is a crucial step towards seeking justice and ensuring accountability for your child. With our extensive experience in handling cases of daycare negligence, our team understands the complexities involved and is committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation.

By reaching out to The Button Law Firm, you can gain access to experienced attorneys who will diligently investigate the circumstances surrounding your child's injury, advocate for your family's rights, and pursue fair recovery on your child’s behalf. Our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and we can help guide you after a traumatizing incident involving your child. 

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