How the Injury Occurred at a Daycare in South Carolina
On August 26, 2011, a child sustained a serious daycare injury because his teachers chose not to protect him. The injury occurred outside Rock Hill, SC. One of the daycare teachers testified that even though he saw two young boys play fighting, and despite the fact that he knew one of them could be injured, he chose not to separate them. Moreover, he did not remain aware of their activity or in close enough proximity to intervene should the fighting get too rough. The other daycare teacher was actually a janitor who took on child care responsibilities due to staffing issues.
The children were play fighting near a table. One of the boys was significantly larger than the other. The larger of the two boys struck the other in the head, knocking him down. As the little boy fell, he is believed to have struck his mouth on a nearby table, ultimately resulting in three dead teeth and thousands of dollars in medical bills. The teeth were surgically extracted. The medical bills brought financial strain upon the family.
Daycare Centers Must Be Held Responsible for Negligence
We settled the case shortly before trial for an amount that brought both relief and happiness to the family. A portion of the money will be used to pay for the little boy to go through college when that day comes.
We take daycare negligence cases very seriously, and have handled such cases in different parts of South Carolina, including this one in Rock Hill. A daycare's number one responsibility is to keep children safe. When that responsibility is not upheld, daycare centers must be held accountable for the injuries that result. If your son or daughter was hurt because of a child safety violation, we are here to help. Contact us for a free consultation by calling our Columbia, SC office at (803) 790-2800, or you can start a chat now.