By Robert Chaiken, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Lexus Campbell, a two-year-old girl recently died at an unlicensed day care in Bertram, Texas. According to a police report, the police responded to a call around 2:45 p.m. stating that a child had fallen from a bed and was unresponsive. The toddler was taken to Dell Children’s Medical Center, in Austin, Texas, where she was pronounced dead.
Both the Bertram Police Department and the Department of Family and Protective Services are investigating the incident. As of now, no charges have been filed in relation to the two-year-olds her death. If you would like to read more on this incident please see Two-year-old girl dies at an unlicensed Texas day care.
The death of this two-year-old girl is a tragedy for her family and community. Typically, child care providers, who run a day care center, must be licensed in Texas. Recently, state legislatures have enacted laws that would increase the licensing and screening requirements for day care facilities and its workers. If you would like to read about these stricter screening requirements please see Michigan Governor Signs Day Care Laws – Stricter Reporting Requirements Should Provide Parents with Better Information About Michigan Day Care Centers.