Parents Sue in Wrongful Death Case
The grieving parents of a small girl who died at a southwest Houston daycare earlier this year are suing for the wrongful death of their child. Rayne Stanley, aged 3 years, was left alone in a bathroom at the Kidizone Academy daycare center. The child was asthmatic and had been suffering from chronic asthma and had a small asthma attack hours earlier. The official autopsy report lists the cause of death as being bronchial asthma. The owner of the daycare argues that Rayne’s parents had never informed her of how severe the child’s asthma was. The owner also said it was a terrible accident and that she had performed CPR and did everything possible to save the child’s life. Attorney for Rayne’s parents, Jason Gibson, does not agree that it was an accident at all and has filed a lawsuit accusing Kidizone of neglect. “I wouldn’t use the word accident at all,” Gibson said. “You’re entrusting the life of your child to a day care. You would expect the employees who work there would be adequately trained.” Public records available through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services have previously cited Kidizone as early as last year for employing caregivers who were not certified in first aid. Asthma is a very serious disease that affects more people every year. One in 12 people, approximately 25 million, or 8% of the U.S. population, had asthma in 2009. This is higher than the 1 in 14 or 20 million, roughly 7% in 2001. It is estimated that 185 children and 3,262 adults died from asthma in 2007. Patients, both children and adults have to often take medication on a constant basis or have access to rescue inhalers and nebulizers to help them manage life-threatening attacks. No parent should have to worry about the safety of their child when entrusting their care to others. There is an expectation for caregivers to do as much for keeping them healthy, happy and safe as those who love them the most would do. When your child or loved one is injured while being cared for by others, it can be both frightening and disheartening. The pain and suffering of your child affects you to in terms of time, lost wages needing to take time off of work and even possible long term care. If your child or loved one has been injured or hurt, or has been the tragic victim while they are being cared for by someone else, give us a call. We will listen to the details of your case and outline the various options to proceed and tell you what your case is really worth. We have years of experience in the Texas courts and get you the compensation that you and your loved ones are entitled to. Your initial consultation is without cost or obligation to you. We can help. Call us today.