(July 25, 2022) A Northeast side couple was indicted by a Bexar County grand jury yesterday for allowing their four children to live surrounded by trash and rodents and were charged with four counts of endangering a child. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office told San Antonio Express-News that deputies who responded to a concerned neighbor’s call thought the children inside may have been dead because of the awful smell of decomposition coming from the apartment. The children aged between two and thirteen years old.
Did you know?
Endangering a child is a state felony and is punishable with up to two years of jail time and a possible fine of 10,000 USD.
Child Injury Law
When a child is injured, it is devastating for their parents and family. A child can be injured in many ways, including daycare abuse, school bus accidents, or defective products.
Has your child been injured at their daycare? The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) reported five-thousand child injuries from daycare centers between 2016 and 2018. Most of these injuries were minor, but a staggering 818 of them were serious and included head trauma. Additionally, a study conducted by the Austin American-Statesman found that most daycare centers fail to report injuries to parents. If you think your child may be the victim of daycare abuse, look at this article from our website to learn more about the steps you should take to protect your legal rights – and your child.
School Bus Accidents
Our children rely on the intricate bus system of our public schools for transportation to and from school each day, as many parents are unable to take their children to school. Parents trust that their children will be safe on these buses, but this is sadly not always the case. The National Highway and Safety Administration reported that there are an estimated 5,000 injuries to children in school bus-related incidents every year in the United States. There are a few key differences in school bus accident law than regular auto accident injury, so if your child has been injured in a school bus accident in Texas, contact our firm today.
Defective or Dangerous Products
All of the products designed for children, from bottles to baby carriers and car seats, should be safe for you and your family to use. Even trusted brands like Johnson & Johnson were forced to pay out roughly 4. 7 billion in lawsuits to parents for dangerous elements in their talcum powder. Just this year, Similac and Enfamil baby formula products faced lawsuits over containing ingredients causing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in infants. To learn more about this, please visit this article. Parents should be able to use these products with confidence, especially in the wake of the nationwide formula shortage. If your child has been injured due to a company’s negligence, contact our attorneys today.
Has your child been injured in San Antonio or the surrounding area?
The law firm of Carabin Shaw has been serving the citizens of San Antonio and the surrounding area for thirty years. We understand how devastating an injury to your child can be, and we are here to help you. Contact our firm today at 800-862-1260 to receive your free consultation.