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Olathe Kansas Day Care Owner (Jeanette Lawrence) Charged in Death of Child (Ava Patrick)

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


In Kansas and other Stated, day care owners / operators and child care workers have a duty to provide each child with a safe and clean environment. Tragically in Olathe, Kansas, a little girl (Ava Patrick) died in April 2009. An investigation revealed that Ava died as a result of getting her neck caught in part of a wooden fence used to enclose children in a room at the day care facility. It was also revealed that the day care center had capacity for 6 children yet had 14 children in the facility at the time of the incident. Jeanette Lawrence, the day care operator, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated endangerment of a child and violating day care regulations. You can read more about this story at Kansas Day Care Operator Is Charged with Crimes Involving Death of Child at Day Care Center.

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