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Twins killed in daycare pool, wrongful death lawsuit filed

One of the biggest challenges working parents face in Tennessee and all over the country is finding trusted and affordable childcare. Parents entrust the most important people in their lives, their children, to the care of people they believe to be loving, caring and capable of safeguarding their loved ones during the workday. A tragic event in a home where children were being cared for resulted in a civil lawsuit for wrongful death.

The two children were being cared for in an unlicensed daycare facility that had a swimming pool. The woman in charge of the children left the 2-year-old twins alone for a short period of time. But it was long enough for them to navigate their way outside, onto the deck and through the gate to the swimming pool. The caregiver found them unresponsive in the deep end of the pool.

Both children were rushed to East Tennessee Children’s hospital. One twin died later the same day. The other twin fought for life but died two days later. The lawsuit claims that the person responsible for the safety of the children in her care failed to adequately secure the pool area. The suit is seeking damages of over $50 million.

There is no pain that can equal that felt by parents who lose a child. Children are not supposed to predecease parents and the pain that can result may never go away. No one can undo the tragedy or begin to take the pain away. A conversation with a personal injury attorney in Tennessee can help one determine if a wrongful death civil suit is a possible option. A successfully litigated claim can provide compensation for medical costs, final costs and other verifiable losses.