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What If a Child Is Injured on a Playground at a Kansas Day Care Center? Dangers of Swing Sets and Other Playground Equipment

By Joni J. Franklin, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


In Kansas and other States, parents rely on day care centers to provide care and supervision of their children during the work day. In most instances, the children are cared for in a safe, clean, and loving environment. At the end of the work day, the parents pick up their children from the day care center and enjoy the rest of the evening with family. Unfortunately, on some days for some children, the day is not so enjoyable. In fact, some children even suffer serious personal injuries while under the care and supervision of a Kansas day care center. In some instances, tragedy strikes and a child dies while enrolled in a day care center. What starts out as an ordinary day for the parents, day care center, and child ends in tragedy.

In Topeka, Kansas, it was reported that a 3 year old boy died while being cared for in a residential day care program. The Shawnee County Sheriff’s office responded to the scene of the incident and will be conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the incident. As part of the investigation, it is expected that the sheriff’s office will consider or evaluate the supervision in place at the time of the incident and the preventability of the incident. It was reported that the 3 year old boy died when he somehow became tangled in the playground swing set.

The death of this child is certainly a tragedy for the family, friends, and community. The loss of a child is an event will have a ripple effect for years to come.

You can read more about this story at 3 Year Old Boy Dies on Playground at Residential Day Care Center.

When a child suffers an injury at a day care center, there are often many questions and issues that arise. It is often helpful to get advice in these situations from a Child Injury Lawyer. The book – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, Playground Injuries, School Injuries, Theme Park and Amusement Park Injuries, and other topics, You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.

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