Daycare Burn Injury & Childcare Negligence Lawsuit
Cincinnati, Ohio Personal Injury Attorney filing daycare burn injury lawsuit on behalf of plaintiff following soup scalding incident
The Lyon Firm has filed suit against Kindercare and TriHealth Early Learning Center in Cincinnati, Ohio following a burn accident that caused permanent injury to a child. The daycare burn accident allegedly occurred in the spring of 2018, and has resulted in the plaintiff requiring extensive medical care and treatment.
According to the claim, as a direct result of the severe burns, the plaintiff suffered physical and mental pain and suffering, and suffered catastrophic, permanent and substantial physical deformity due to the scarring on her head, arms and back. The young girl is continuing to be evaluated and is expected to undergo future medical care including plastic surgery for the treatment of extensive scarring.
In April 2018, the plaintiff was a Kindercare student and attending the TriHealth Learning Center when a bowl of hot soup spilled onto her, leading to the scalding injury. An employee of Kindercare and/or TriHealth allegedly prepared and left a bowl of hot soup unattended and within reach of the toddlers.
The lawsuit contends that the soup was prepared by an employee of the daycare program at a temperature unfit for consumption by toddlers. Furthermore, the hot soup was placed in an area expected to he frequented by toddlers and left unattended, failing to take to any precautions to protect the young students. According to the claim, the defendant named in the case breached a duty of care by:
- Failing to properly train program employees
- Failing to properly manage program employees
- Failing to provide a safe environment
- Failing to follow standards and protocols for preparing and handling hot foods that could present a burn risk to children
Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati, Ohio lawyer reviewing school and daycare negligence, and child injury cases nationwide.
Daycare Burn Injury Lawsuits
There are different types of daycare facilities and young student programs, though all have a duty to protect the children under their supervision and keep them safe. Under law, schools and daycare centers can be held responsible for injuries that take place due to gross negligence. Burn injuries, like the incident described above, may be more common than many parents know. Other examples of potential school and daycare hazards include:
- Wet and slippery surfaces
- Dangerous playground equipment
- Toxic Toys
- Dangerous animals present
- Electrical hazards
- Chemicals and sharp objects accessible to children
- Unstable furniture and tipping hazards
- Access to a swimming pools and drowning hazards
The Lyon Firm has experience engaging schools and daycare centers in negligence claims that lead to injury or death. If a loved one has suffered a preventable injury due to daycare or school negligence, call Joe Lyon at (800) 513-2403 for a free and confidential case review.