Mom sues Spring-area day care, claiming child was injured on 1st day

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Friday, April 30, 2021
Mom claims child was hurt on 1st day of day care, lawsuit states
A day care is under fire after a mom claims her child's arm was broken while under their care. But this is not the first time an incident against this day care has been reported.

SPRING, Texas (KTRK) -- A mom is suing a day care in Spring after she alleges that her child was hurt on the first day, according to the lawsuit.

The day care in question is the Children's Lighthouse of Spring-Harmony. According to records, the child was dropped off at the day care for her first day on April 12.

The lawsuit states that during that time, the young victim was "assaulted, battered and/or negligently taken care (of) during her time at the facility."

A short time after being dropped off, the child's mom was called because the child had been injured.

The lawsuit goes on to add that because of the incident, the child's mom has suffered extreme physical and mental injury, and that she may have to either quit her job or reduce her work hours to care for the child.

In the lawsuit, the family is asking for the surveillance video of the incident, citing severe and permanent injuries which resulted from negligence.

This is not the only case that's been brought against this day care facility. In 2017, a day care worker was caught on camera slamming a 4-year-old into the ground. In that incident, the child's face hit the ground, causing what her father said could have led to permanent dental issues. In that case, the worker was arrested and charged with injury to a child.

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When ABC13 reached out to the day care center, it stated it is cooperating fully with all investigations. Read the day care's full statement below:

The safety and health of all Children's Lighthouse students is our top priority. Children's Lighthouse of Spring-Harmony has established a reputation for being a warm, welcoming and safe environment for young children and their families.

We know there are news reports being shared about the broken arm of a child who was in our care, and we take this matter extremely seriously. As soon as we became aware of the child's injury, we immediately contacted the child's mother, sought medical attention for the child and reported the incident to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

We are cooperating fully with all investigations, and initial findings show that no staff member or any other individual was near the child when the child first started demonstrating signs of distress. Initial findings also indicate that the child's injury was not a result of the care she received while in our school.

As reported, the child's mother did file a lawsuit against us before the conclusion of any investigations, and we deny all claims and allegations contained in the lawsuit. At this time, we cannot comment further.

The day care also released the following statement regarding the 2017 incident:

The reference to 2017 does recall an incident that was addressed immediately and in compliance with all relative authorities. The authorities determined that it was an isolated incident resulting from the acts of one individual. The school was not deemed to be negligent.

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