Child Injured Following Accident At Kiddie Academy Daycare In Darien

Child Injured After Ingesting Suspected Bleach While Staying At Kiddie Academy Daycare In Darien

Child Injured Following Accident At Kiddie Academy Daycare In Darien

DARIEN, ILLINOIS (March 28, 2024) – A child was injured after drinking suspected bleach while staying at the Kiddie Academy daycare in Darien, according to Patch.

DuPage County officials are saying that the incident took place on Tuesday. Police suspected that a child may have ingested some amount of bleach, which prompted an emergency response.

The incident reportedly happened while the child was in a classroom. Both police and paramedics arrived within minutes, and the child was taken to a local hospital.

Kiddie Academy is an independently owned daycare that is part of a larger nationwide chain. A full investigation into the accident at Kiddie Academy in Darien remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Darien Daycare Accidents

Daycares in the United States are responsible for the wellbeing of millions of children each year. But many children are injured while they are at daycare. According to ChildCare Aware of America, “The most recent study of child fatalities in child care is almost 10 years old. Fatalities and the Organization of Child Care in the United States, 1985-2003 (Wrigley & Dreby, 2005) reports on child deaths caused by violence/homicide, unintentional injuries, drowning, motor vehicle crashes and other causes in child care settings.” Daycares should take a number of measures in order to prevent accidents.

  • Daycares should ensure that children are being properly supervised at all times of the day.
  • Daycare should ensure that all staff are adequately trained.
  • Daycares must maintain the required staff-to-child ratios.
  • Daycares should fence off bodies of water that could lead to accidental drowning.
  • Daycares should safely store all chemicals in safe areas and behind locked drawers.

All daycares have a legal obligation to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. This must be done to protect children from reasonably foreseeable sources of harm, such as accidental poisoning. In fact, accidental poisoning remains one of the leading causes of injury for children. If a daycare fails to maintain their premises in a safe condition and a child is injured, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. It is important that certain steps are taken after any daycare accident.

  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • A police report of the incident should be sought.
  • An experienced personal injury attorney should be contacted.

The vast majority of daycare accidents are preventable. They often involve instances where daycares are not following the proper safety protocols. This could include storing chemicals in unmarked containers in easily accessible areas. Accidents are much more likely to happen when daycares are not adequately staffed, which can lead to instances where children are not being properly supervised. The parents of any child injured in a daycare accident may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim.

Investigating DuPage County Daycare Accidents

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the family of the child injured in this Kiddie Academy daycare accident. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. It is our hope that there is accountability for what took place and that measures are taken to prevent anything similar from happening again.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Darien daycare accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that parents are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.