Parents Of Child Who Died After Incident At East Ridge Child Care Center File $5 Million Lawsuit

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The parents of a toddler who died after an incident at an East Ridge child care center have filed a $5 million Federal Court lawsuit.

The complaint was brought by Will and Logan Hunt, parents of Warren Anderson Hunt, who was just short of four months old at the time of the incident last Nov. 9.

It was filed against Child Development Schools doing business as Childcare Network.

The child was placed at the center on Sept. 5.

The suit says on Nov. 9, the child flipped on his stomach on a blanket or bedding on the floor. It says there are dangers in letting a child lie unsupervised on its stomach.

The complaint says by the time a worker checked on him he was unresponsive.

The suit says the worker had not been trained to perform CPR, and the executive director afterward "belatedly" performed CPR.

The child died a month later in the hospital.

The suit says the cause of death was given by the medical examiner as "asphyxiation due to bedding." 

The suit was filed by attorneys Maury Nicely and Chris Varner.

 

 


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