Posted on Jun 17, 2024

Child crying after being left aloneWICHITA FALLS, Texas— In a recent feature, Yahoo News has brought attention to a significant lawsuit The Button Law Firm filed on behalf of Erick and Alexis Gardea against Tadpole Children’s Academy in Wichita Falls. The lawsuit claims severe negligence after their 5-year-old son was left unattended in a daycare van.

Details About This Texas Daycare Negligence Incident

The article shares further details about the incident. Filed on May 24, 2024, in the 30th District Court, the lawsuit details a distressing incident that occurred on September 22, 2023. According to the filing, the daycare van failed to account for all children after an after-school pick-up, leaving the Gardeas' son, who had fallen asleep, behind in a parking garage. The child woke up alone and scared and managed to exit the van. A passerby found the child and took him back to the daycare. The lawsuit further claims that the daycare did not immediately inform the parents, waiting until the mother arrived to pick up her son.

How The Button Law Firm is Working to Help This Texas Family

The Button Law Firm, which is recognized for our commitment to child safety advocacy, represents the Gardea family in this case. Russell Button, the founder of The Button Law Firm, emphasized the need for accountability and improved safety measures in childcare facilities. Our team aims to bring justice to the Gardea family and to highlight the importance of ensuring the safety and well-being of children in daycare settings.

The article shares that the incident has sparked concerns not only about the specific actions of Tadpole Children’s Academy but also about the broader safety standards in childcare facilities. The lawsuit seeks to hold the daycare accountable for the severe negligence that endangered the life and well-being of a child.

A Pattern of Neglect at Tadpole Children’s Academy Wichita Falls

According to Yahoo News, this incident was not the first to involve Tadpole Children’s Academy. A similar event occurred a year and a half earlier when another child was left in a van and found by a passerby. Additionally, according to records from the Texas Health and Human Services website, the daycare has a troubling history of 23 deficiencies over the past five years. These deficiencies include staff using phones while supervising children, a staff member sleeping on the job, and inadequate hygiene practices.

How The Button Law Firm is Making Texas Daycares Safer

The Button Law Firm is taking a stand against such negligence and is seeking damages for pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, and medical expenses on behalf of the Gardea family. Our team aims to highlight these recurring issues to enforce stricter safety protocols and ensure such incidents do not happen again.

The case underscores our team’s commitment to protecting children's rights and safety and highlights the importance of holding childcare facilities accountable for their actions. The outcome of this lawsuit could have significant implications for childcare safety standards in Wichita Falls and across Texas. As the legal process unfolds, our team at The Button Law Firm remains dedicated to advocating for the rights of children and families affected by negligence in daycare settings.

Contact The Button Law Firm for Help After a Daycare Injury

If your child has been injured due to daycare negligence, The Button Law Firm is here to provide the guidance and support you need. Our experienced team of daycare injury attorneys is committed to fighting for justice for families affected by daycare negligence.

For a free and confidential case evaluation, call us at 214-699-4409, chat with us, or fill out our online contact form. Let us help you navigate this challenging time and ensure your family’s rights are protected.

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