Goose Creek daycare responds to lawsuit claiming baby suffered fractured sternum

Berkeley County News

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – A lawsuit has been filed against a Goose Creek daycare after a child suffered a fractured sternum.

Harvest Time Academy hired two attorneys after the parents of a 1-year-old filed the lawsuit.

The child’s parents said they noticed bruising on his body and took him to MUSC for medical evaluation last September.

Doctors diagnosed the baby with a fractured sternum.

The suit claims the owner of the daycare failed to take the proper measures to minimize the risk of injuries; failed to prevent the injuries; failed to adequately supervise, assess, and monitor the baby; and failed to properly suspect, recognize, and treat the signs and symptoms of a serious injury.

It also says the daycare never notified the parents of any injury to the child nor reported the incident to DSS.

Lawyers for Harvest Time released a statement saying in part:

“Harvest Time has provided child care to members of this community for the past 10 years, gaining the trust and confidence of generations of families. The center looks forward to continuing to provide quality child care for many years to come.”

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