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Child Injury Lawyer - Day Care Lawsuits

Steve Wagner

It was an unfortunate situation that could have been avoided. Like many other parents, Melissa Porter dropped her 2 year old daughter Vanessa off at St. Mary’s Playhouse in Greensburg, IN on the morning of August 25, 2008. A short time later, Melissa received the phone call that no other parent would want to receive. Vanessa had been injured and needed to be picked up from daycare. Melissa was not only unaware of the severity of Vanessa’s injuries, but no one from St. Mary’s Playhouse had called 911 for emergency medical assistance. Had the 70lb. television that fell on Vanessa’s face actually penetrated her skull, the 911 call would have meant the difference between life and death.

While St. Mary’s Playhouse is registered with the state of Indiana, it is not a licensed daycare. How can a facility operate under these circumstances? St. Mary’s is operated by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. For this reason, it is considered a “ministry daycare” and operated under different guidelines than a “for profit” daycare.

These requirements can be changed with your help. Please contact your local state representative to change current legislation and ask them to protect our children.

“Vanessa’s Story” airs on WTHR Channel 13 on November 25th at 11pm. If you know of any other story similar to Vanessa’s story, please contact our office.

If your child has been involved in an accident, contact the Indiana child injury lawyer at Wagner Reese! We provide expert advice in day care lawsuits.


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