The recent tragedy at a Homestead daycare center appears to have been preventable. The Miami Herald reported today that it appears that 22-month old Dominicue Andrews died as a result of being left in the daycare center's van all day. Institutions that profit from caring for children and the elderly need to have guidelines in place to ensure that they can account for each individual at all times.
When we are asked to investigate these types of wrongful death cases, we often find that simple procedures or additional staffing could have prevented the tragedy. Sometimes, the lack of proper procedures or adequate staffing is a result of poor planning. However, sometimes it is a prodcut of a facility trying to maximize its profits.
Although lawsuits cannot make the family whole, they can bring a sense of justice and often these lawsuits place financial pressure on insitutions to change their procedures to make sure that they are safer and well managed.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another, you can always contact Freidin Brown, P.A. for a free consultation.