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Methuen, Massachusetts Day Care Center Provider Sentenced to Jail Term – Investigation into Death of Child

By Ryan E. Alekman, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Linda Favazza, a day care center owner in Methuen, Massachusetts faced criminal charges due to the death of a child and having an unlicensed facility.

She was sentenced to 30 days in jail after being charged with reckless endangerment in the death of two-month-old Tyler Grealish at her day care center. While the cause of death is still unknown, Favazza laid the child in a crib with an adult pillow and on his side.

Favazza was also sentenced to three years probation because she had an unlicensed day care center for eight children. Furthermore, she violated a cease and desist order issued following Grealish’s death in 2008.

Parents must be careful when signing their children up for enrollment in a Massachusetts day care center. Parents should make sure the centers are licensed, as well as have proof that all staff members are trained properly in caring for children. Simply going inside and examining the day care center can give parents many of the answers they need when trying to chose an appropriate Massachusetts Day Care Center. Asking owners the right questions like, “Are your employees properly trained in taking care of children?” can also give parents some of the answers they are looking for.

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