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ARTICLE ID 195823

$________ Negligent Supervision – Failure to provide adequate supervision at day care center – Door slams shut, causing partial pinky amputation to 4-year old after two surgical interventions.

Middlesex County, NJ

The plaintiff contended that proper supervision was not provided at a day care center. The plaintiff also contended that the defendants – the corporate franchisor of the day care center, and the local franchise – negligently failed to place devices on the door that would render it much safer, such as a pneumatic device to slow the door as it was shutting.

The plaintiff contended that as a result, the door slammed shut on the infant plaintiff’s dominant hand, causing severe injuries that led to the amputation of the distal third of the pinky. The plaintiff maintained that she will suffer permanent weakness and difficulties using a keyboard.The case settled prior to trial for $________, including $________ from the corporate franchisor, and $________ from the franchisee.

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