July 24, 2012
The case of a diabetic Texas toddler, whose daycare refused to give her insulin injections, is raising questions as to how far child care workers should be allowed to go in providing medical care.
According to NBCDFW 5 News, the girl was enrolled in the Coppell, Texas, daycare center in October after workers told the child’s father they would give the girl her regular shot after meals. For four months, the workers administered the doses of insulin to the child with no issue. In January, employees told her parents they could no longer give the shots due to liability issues such as personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits.
The non-profit organization, Disability Rights Texas, filed a claim against the daycare center with the U.S. Department of Justice, claiming it was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The law states that people with disabilities cannot be discriminated against due to their conditions.
While the case goes on, the father must leave work several times a day in order to give his daughter the shots she needs to survive.
The drug injury lawyers with Ferrer, Poirot and Daniel would like to remind citizens that denying someone the medication they need is just as dangerous as giving someone too much or the wrong kind of drug. This is why the firm would advise anyone who has suffered because of incorrect medication to contact a lawyer.