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Daycare faces suit after five-year-old's finger is severed by slammed door


By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2020


RICHMOND — A Missouri City daycare is facing a suit alleging an unsupervised five-year-old got his hand slammed in a bathroom door and severed his finger. 

Odie Poindexter, individually and as next of friend of the minor, G.M., Jr., filed a complaint Jan. 8 in the Fort Bend District Court against Little Children's Learning Center alleging negligence, premises liability and breach of contract. 

G.M., who was five years old at the time, was in the care of Little Children's Learning Center on Jan. 3, 2018. The plaintiffs allege that during nap period, G.M. went to the bathroom without supervision or help and got his hand slammed in the door. G.M. suffered a severed finger and a crushed bone and was taken to the hospital by ambulance.  The plaintiffs also claim the defendants failed to immediately notify them or the emergency contact of G.M.'s condition. 

The plaintiffs seek monetary relief of $100,00 or less, interest and all other just relief. They are represented by Attorney Jennifer Jenkins in Houston. 

Fort Bend County District Court case number 20-DCV-270378

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