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Alleged negligent supervision blamed for toddler's brain injury

Many Nevada parents find it difficult to leave their children at day care centers because of regularly reported incidents of injuries or abuse at such facilities. A day care facility in another state is facing a lawsuit alleging negligent supervision after a December incident in which a television fell on a 23-month-old boy. The parents claim that the child suffered a serious brain injury when he was struck by the television.

It is alleged that a member of the day care center's staff left two children unattended in a room. The complaint states that the little boy was sleeping on the floor when another toddler's foot caught the cable of a television that was located on a dresser in the room. The television fell onto the sleeping child who was rushed to a hospital.

According to court documents, the child suffered a fractured skull and bleeding on his brain. He remained in the hospital for approximately three weeks during which time he was mostly in a sedated state and intubated. His parents assert that the child continues to receive speech and physical therapy.

As is typical with a brain injury, the medical expenses will likely continue for months or even years. Any Nevada parent whose child suffers injuries at a day care facility due to negligent supervision may take a similar action by filing a premises liability claim in a civil court. Such cases can be complicated and may be best navigated by an experienced personal injury attorney. Successful presentation of such a claim may lead to a monetary judgment that will enable parents to provide for the future needs of an injured child.

Source: al.com, "Boy suffered serious brain injuries at Birmingham daycare, parents' lawsuit claims", Kelsey Stein, April 27, 2016

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