Miami-Dade Personal Injury: Mom Accuses Daycare Center of Child Abuse

Trina Jackson plans to sue J. Ruiz Learning School, LLC for Miami-Dade personal injury to a minor. Jackson’s five-year-old daughter, Kayla, attends the daycare center. The little girls says that she has been slapped, hit, and scratched many times while at the daycare.

Jackson claims that her daughter was victim of negligence, assault, and battery while at the Miami facility last April. She says that video footage from surveillance cameras shows a group of girls jumping on her daughter and ripping one of her braids out of her head. Jackson contends that the caregiver that was there appeared to ignored the altercation.

Jackson says that when she complained about marks she found on her daughter after the alleged incident, the caretaker told her that nothing happened and that her daughter’s braid was already gone when she arrived at the preschool that day. However, according to Jackson’s Miami personal injury lawyer, the footage shows a daycare employee grabbing Jackson’s daughter’s scalp to check it after the alleged assault. The surveillance footage also shows one teacher punching a boy’s face,.

The Department of Children and Families had opened a probe into the abuse allegations, but the investigation was closed in June. Findings were not released.

Daycare centers, schools, and any individual or organization in charge of the care and supervision of your child can be held liable for Miami personal injury if their negligence, recklessness, or carelessness allowed or caused your son/daughter to get hurt.

Reasons why a parent or guardian might pursue a Miami child injury claim against a daycare center:

-Physical abuse
-Sexual abuse
-Injuries caused by dangerous conditions or hazards on a premise
-Fall accidents that could/should have been prevented
-Playground accidents -Inadequate supervision
-Inadequate care

Mom Sues Daycare Over Alleged Abuse Video, NBC Miami, August 30, 2011
Daycare sued for abuse of child, WSVN, August 30, 2011

Related Web Resource:
Injury Prevention Issues & Topics of Interest: Daycare Safety & Injury Prevention, InjuryFree.org
Florida Department of Children and Families

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Man Files Miami-Dade Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit Naming Catholic Nun as His Abuser, South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, April 15, 2011
Inadequate Security Alleged in Broward County Injury Lawsuit of Teen Left with Brain Damage After Beating at Deerfield School, South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, January 27, 2011
West Palm Beach Injury Lawsuit Filed in 13-Year-Old’s School Beating, South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, December 3, 2010