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Negligent Security Seminar | March 2015

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$250,000 settlement for child who breaks arm at daycare

Schools and day care facilities sit in the shoes of a parent.  The law requires that when a parent entrusts a facility to care for their child, they must treat that child like their own. They woe a high duty of care to children, who are considered the most vulnerable in society.

Because of that, most parents wonder whether their children are in good hands when they drop them off to school or day care.  When their child is not returned in the same condition they were  in, parents have a right to demand answers.

After our client’s son suffered a broken arm at day care, John Leighton sought to determine why  this happened. Investigation revealed that the supervision failed to prevent the young children from using the playground slide in a way that caused the boy to fall.  Mr. Leighton immediately obtained surveillance footage and preserved the evidence, which was key in negotiating a confidential $250,000 settlement for this young boy.

The most common reason for injuries to young children at school and in day care is a lack of appropriate supervision. That is due to too few staff and inattention. Many times the teachers or caregivers are busy looking at their phones, computers or tablets instead of the children. The law is that there should be an eye on the child at all times. That did not happen here and a child suffered because of it.

 

 

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