Mom sues after child injured on playground

David Yates Jun. 8, 2012, 6:00am

On behalf of her 3-year-old daughter, Cheryl Hoffman is suing Agape Land Learning Tree, alleging the center should have stopped her child from climbing a rope ladder and fracturing her arm.

The suit was filed June 4 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the petition, on Sept. 15, 2011, the child was climbing a rope ladder at the center's playground when she fell and fractured her left arm.

The suit alleges Agape negligently allowed the minor plaintiff to play on equipment dangerous for her age and failed to properly supervise her.

Hoffman is seeking to recover damages for he child's past and future medical expenses, mental anguish and physical pain.

This is not the first suit in the last few weeks alleging playground injuries.

As next of friend, Anna Wilson filed suit on Ethan Blount's behalf against All Aboard Learning Center on May 21 in Jefferson County District Court after Blount, a minor, broke his arm when another child fell on him while they were playing at a playground two years ago.

Beaumont attorney Barry Bennett represents Hoffman.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A192-530

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