Legal News Archive by Area: Daycare Injuries
September 25, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
An early morning attack at a daycare facility in Queens on September 21st is drawing attention to the importance of evaluating the mental health of employees who have easy access to children. The incident, which left three infants and three adults (including the alleged assailant) hospitalized, demonstrates the importance of proper staffing of daycare and maternity centers.
Continue Reading: Daycare Knife Accident Underscores Importance of Proper Vetting
March 12, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Three preschool staff in Des Plaines, Indiana are under indictment after serving melatonin gummies to small children under their care. The three women administered the supplement to toddlers before naptime, hoping to force the children to fall asleep and make their own jobs easier. One of the women was caught by management, leading to an investigation that implicated two other staff.
Continue Reading: Three Indicted for Child Endangerment
January 19, 2018 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
On occasion, the line between care and negligence can be blurred. For example, failure to properly monitor a young child using kid-safe scissors can result in a cut, even with the dull blades. Children can also quickly swallow a bead or other small object if caregivers are not paying careful attention. Arts and crafts activities can be particularly susceptible to this, as children use implements such as scissors and paint that are not readily available at other times.
Continue Reading: Arts and Craft Activities Should Be Monitored
June 07, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
At first the owners and management declared there was no reason to believe anything more than a terrible accident had taken place on May 23rd, 2017, when an 8-month-old baby was discovered not breathing at Rocket Tiers Learning Center. Emergency personnel were called, but doctors were unable to save the child. Owners sent home a note to parents, letting them know about the awful tragedy and reassure them it was not the fault of caregivers.
Continue Reading: Horrible Oversight at Daycare Facility
March 15, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
There are still a few months left in the school year, but parents should already start making decisions regarding where their children are going to go during summer break. Most parents can’t afford to take two months off work to provide direct care and supervision for their child, so they are reliant upon other arrangements. Though some parents choose for their children to stay home with minimal supervision during the break, many more are left scrambling for daycare or other options. Summer camps are the choice for some kids, but not all parents want their kids away from home for that long. Summer day camps might be offered through local YMCAs, schools or other programs.
Continue Reading: Supervision Risks When Selecting the Right Daycare for Your Child
November 25, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Finding a daycare facility is a difficult and stressful task for parents. Even with diligent research, there is always that lingering thought, worrying if your child is truly safe in someone else’s hands. To ease the minds of moms and dads across the city, two lawmakers would like to see a daycare facility’s health and safety record more transparent.
Continue Reading: How Dangerous is Daycare in New York City?
March 05, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Every day millions of Americans head to work and entrust the safety of their children to daycare workers. Their job is to provide the same care and supervision at the daycare facility that a child would receive at home with his or her parents. When this trust is broken and workers put your child in harm’s way, the results can be devastating.
Continue Reading: Daycare Nightmares: Who is Supervising Your Children?
December 29, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
The signs can be particularly difficult to see. Daycare abuse is staggeringly common in the United States, and many types of abuse leave very visible marks. If your child is punched, kicked, or pushed, there is likely to be a bruise. Scratches and cuts can be telltale signs that abuse is taking place. But one of the most devastating forms of abuse often leaves few physical marks behind. It takes an experienced doctor to find the proof of what has been occurring.
Continue Reading: Vulnerable Persons in Daycare Incidents
July 01, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
People who take advantage of others do so in all walks of their lives. They display a pattern of behavior, and oftentimes once they are caught doing one thing wrong investigators discover a whole list of other crimes. That is the case with the women in charge of Alphabet Academy Learning Center of Salem, Oregon.
Continue Reading: Patterns of Abuse in Daycare Injuries
March 20, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
There’s always at least a little bit of worry when we drop our children off at daycare. Though we have done everything we can to make sure the daycare is a safe place staffed by friendly and knowledgeable people, there is really no way to be certain that everything is actually on the up and up.
Continue Reading: Daycare Injuries: A Front for Illegal Activity?
November 04, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
It’s a strange sentiment, but defrauding taxpayers of hundreds of thousands of dollars was definitely the least terrible thing a particular chain of daycares was doing in New York City.
Continue Reading: Daycare Injuries: If Only They Had Stopped at Fraud
September 19, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
When we pick our children up from daycare, we usually ask them how their days went, and we smile to hear stories of songs, games, and other activities. There is something incredibly reassuring about having our children tell us how much fun they are having, and we assume that if they don’t tell us anything bad, then nothing bad is going on. But sometimes, this is a false reassurance.
Continue Reading: Daycare Injuries: Feeling the Heat
August 13, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
It’s hard to pick a daycare, but we do our best. We tour the place ahead of time, and we ask all the important questions. Unfortunately, this isn't enough. A tour of the facility can be staged to hide any problems. All the light sockets can be safety plugged and all the toxic substances can be locked up just as long as you are there. All the staff can be friendly and smiling, and it can look like the kids are having a great time. The snacks might be healthy and the schedule educational, but there’s no way to be certain that the most important rule of all is followed. There’s no way to be sure that the caregivers are watching the children at all times.
Continue Reading: Daycare Injury: When It's Difficult to Know
July 16, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Dropping your child off at daycare for the first time is a rite of passage for a lot of Americans. For many families, it’s almost impossible to get by without two paychecks, so both mom and dad work. And, for single parents, daycare is often the only option for childcare while at work.
Continue Reading: Out of Sight But Never Out of Mind: Daycare Injuries and Risks
February 17, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
We have all heard the horror stories about daycare abuse and injuries. As a result, some of us have resorted to having an in-home babysitter instead of putting our kids in the hands of a center who has to watch several children at one time. While using our neighbor or best friend may seem like a viable and trustworthy solution, you may want to think twice.
Continue Reading: Choosing the Right Babysitter: Avoiding An Accident
October 16, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
When searching for the perfect daycare for your child, it is no surprise that there may be some unlicensed daycares in the mix, whether you realize it or not. With so many of the centers offering various features, it maybe temping to go with a daycare center that has a lower price offering than others you have explored. A word of caution: don’t be tempted by the price when it comes to the welfare of your child. A quality center will be up front with fees and offerings. And, don’t think your next door neighbor is above it all in providing the best care for your kids – that person could be in the category of “unlicensed daycare” if the person takes on three or more children.
Continue Reading: Unlicensed Daycares: Don’t be Tempted by the Price
July 10, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
The summertime brings varying routines for parents and children. When school is out, and daycares and kid camps are utilized, parents are often forced to make choices that alter a regular schedule. This might mean quickly finding a daycare to accommodate your child’s summer schedule. You may not have time to fully investigate before you enroll. In a rare case in Canada, a daycare center was investigated when reports of children being taped to cots for not behaving surfaced in the media and among other parents. While this may seem extreme, it’s not uncommon for daycare workers to lose their cool and strike out at innocent kids.
Continue Reading: Alternate Plans for Daycare: What To Do When You Have No Choice
April 16, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
The routine for many working parents includes taking their children to daycare, whether a personal daycare provider, or a preschool or other organization. Mom and Dad know it’s a positive move for their children to socialize and interact with others, while serving as a way to keep the kids occupied (and sometimes educated) as the parents make a living. But, as recently as January 29 of this year, we hear stories about abuse in daycare centers, abuse and injuries that rear their ugly head in many forms: unwarranted or unusual punishment, satanic or cult-influenced ritual abuse, neglect and, sadly, sexual abuse.
Continue Reading: Daycare Injuries and Accidents: New York Attorney Offers Advice - What To Look For When You Suspect Abuse at Your Child’s Daycare Center
April 01, 2013 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
In a recent case in Ocala, Florida a daycare was cited for negligence when a one-year-old child climbed onto a chair, fell, landed on his head and later died from severe head injuries. The daycare was a private daycare in the home of a woman who had been denied licensure because the person living with her had a criminal record and did not pass the background investigation. She ignored the denial and proceeded with operating the daycare, which ultimately ended in this tragedy. Other instances of unlicensed daycare include those who have had a license suspended, those who are operating under a license that has not been renewed, and those who are operating despite a license that has been revoked.
Continue Reading: Daycare Injuries: Is Your Child’s Daycare Licensed?