Daycares are supposed to know how to prevent allergic reactions from happening. But, when kids are injured or killed because their caregivers didn't take the right steps to prevent their allergic reaction from happening, they need to be held accountable. If you have a child who suffered from an allergic reaction in daycare, contact our attorneys at The Button Law Firm today.
Allergic Reactions in Daycares
Peanut allergies are the most common food allergy seen in children. They're the leading cause of allergy-related deaths and kids. And although peanuts are the most common allergen, it's not the only one out there. Other foods like tree nuts, milk, wheat, soy, eggs, and shellfish. They're all examples of allergens that can cause severe and deadly reactions. That's why it's so important for daycares to be aware of kids' allergies, and mitigate the potential for exposure to them. But unfortunately, some daycares don't take the necessary steps to prevent kids from being exposed, and kids are the ones who suffer the consequences.
So how are daycares supposed to prevent allergic reactions?
First, when parents are enrolling their kids in daycare, they're supposed to be asked about what allergies their child has. The parent puts it on a form in their enrollment paperwork, and the daycare must take proactive steps to prevent the child from even getting close to the allergen.
Second, your state's minimum standards for childcare require that the daycare take proactive steps to making sure your child is not exposed to an allergen that they're aware of. For example, if a child has a nut allergy, the daycare's responsible for ensuring that all the meals that they receive are nut free and that other children are not bringing their own snacks that have nuts in them.
Now, if the daycare fails on their responsibilities, and your child ends up being exposed to something they're allergic to, they can experience anaphylactic shock, which can result in brain damage, organ damage, other disabilities, and even death. The daycare must have a plan in place and train their staff on how to handle an allergic reaction.
If your child had a reaction and suffered a serious injury because of it, it's important that you hold the daycare accountable. We have experienced holding child care centers responsible for their lack of care in watching kids
What to Do If Your Child Was Injured
Call The Button Law Firm today to learn more about how to handle your child's injury or abuse claim today. Our child injury attorneys are located in Dallas-Fort Worth, Midland-Odessa, and Houston, serving the entire state of Texas and beyond. The sooner you act, the sooner we can provide a consultation on your claim and guide you through the next steps.