By Robert Chaiken, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A day care worker was arrested for allegedly injuring a young child in Huntsville, Texas. A 10-month-old was treated for bruises to the face, neck, and torso at Huntsville Memorial Hospital, and then transferred to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston for observation. The baby was released to the parents the next day.
A police investigation led to the arrest of Allison Nicole Ross who was responsible for the care of the infant on Wednesday. According to the police, Ross, 29, confessed to causing the child’s injuries and was charged with injury to a child, a third-degree felony. The owner of the Huntsville day care center has been cooperative throughout the investigation.
Every day children in Texas and nationwide suffer from an epidemic of child abuse and neglect. According to the National Child Abuse Statistics, over three million reports of child abuse are reported in the United States a year. In addition, every ten seconds a report of child abuse is made, and almost five children die every day as a result of child abuse. More than three out of four of these children are under the age of four. If you know or suspect that a child has been abused, call the National Child Abuse Hotline immediately at 1-800- 4- A- Child. For more information on this topic, see Day care worker accused of injury to a child.