The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of a deceased infant will continue, according to a ruling made by a Lenawee County Circuit judge at the beginning of August. The judge ruled that a default judgment made against the subject of the lawsuit will be set aside so the case can go to trial. A pretrial date is slated for August 28.
The mother of the deceased child has sued the owner of a daycare and the daycare business, Kountry Kids Child Care, which is located in Palmyra Township. The baby, only six months old at the time of her death, passed away in the care of the woman at her child care center on the first day she was in attendance.
The lawsuit claims that the owner was negligent in allowing the child to sleep in a mobile crib that was not properly set up. The child suffocated when she rolled over and her face laid against the bottom of the playpen, which was made of nylon.
The lawsuit goes on to claim that the owner of the child care center failed to follow the Michigan state rules for number of children per employee, supervising infants who are sleeping and the use of bedding and bed equipment. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs suspended the owner's license and then revoked it after an investigation into the death of the baby.
The death of a child can be one of the most painful events in life. If that death was the result of someone else's negligence, it can be even more difficult to fathom. An experienced personal injury attorney in Rochester will be able to answer all of your questions surrounding the law.
Source: Len Connect, "Lawsuit over infant’s death to proceed," David Panian, Aug. 01, 2017