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HAWTHORNE: Baby Found Dead At Swoope Family Child Care On 116th Street


Apr 25, 2019

7-Month-Old Baby Found Dead At Hawthorne Daycare Center Identified As Swoope Family Child Care On 116th Street

HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA (April 25, 2019) – A seven-month-old baby has tragically died at Swoope Family Child Care according to Los Angeles Police officials. 

The Hawthorne Police Department was called to Swoope Family Child Care following a report that a child was not breathing. Shortly after 5:30 p.m. the child was pronounced dead. 

Swoope Family Child Care has been under investigation by the  Department of Social Services got failing to provide adequate care in an accident that resulted in “children sustaining minor scrapes and bruises.”

Los Angeles detectives are investigating the death of the baby and asking anyone that may have information to contact them. 

Liability In Daycare Accidents

Daycare facilities in the United States are largely unregulated. According to one report by CBS there are nearly 2,000 cases of infant death syndrome every year and over 20% of these occurred at child care facilities. In California, companies intending to perform childcare services must go through a Child Care Licensing Program. Keeping young children safe can be extremely challenging, even for diligent parents. When a daycare facility fails to take reasonable steps to keep children safe they may face civil liability.

According to the California Civil Code § 1714 subsection (a), “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.” The family of a child that died in a daycare accident may have legal recourse through California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. A wrongful death attorney can investigate an accident free of cost and let you know what your rights are. 

Investigating A Daycare Death

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the infant that died at this facility. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. It is our sincere hope that any witnesses that may have knowledge about what happened will come forward. There needs to be safety measures put in place to help reduce the likelihood of incidents like this in the future. 

If your child has been harmed at a daycare there are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you have. We can investigate all aspects of an accident and get to the bottom of what happened. Whether you need more information about an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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