My child suffered a head injury at school. The nurse did not notfiy the teacher where she could keep a close eye on my daughter. When I picked her up she was confused and disoriented. When I took her to the Drs the next morning they said she had a concussion and to keep her in close observation. She was out of school for 5 days and returned with a doctors note stating she was not allowed to do recess or PE and if she got abnormally tired to be sent home. I called the school to make sure the teacher snd the office had copies and they confirmed. The other day my daughter had a substitute teacher and she told them she was not allowed to go out and play but they forced her anyways without checking with the office or in her file. She came home last night lethargic and disoriented stating she hit heads by accident with a friend at recess. I called the school to get an explanation as to why they did that and their excuse was they cant remember everything because they have 700 students. I will be taking her back to the doctors today because of this situation. Shouldn't they have a process in place that prevents this situation from happening?
You need to speak with a personal injury lawyer. Generally, governmental agencies have a different standard of care, usually gross negligence, and notice requirements. Don't delay. Hope your daughter feels better.
I'm moving your question to personal injury which I think is the more appropriate area. Good luck.
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You can sue the school. Sometimes safety-related changes only happen after a claim is made.
Best to speak directly with qualified VA attorney(s) directly. There may be a case. Good luck and speedy recovery.
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Yes, there should have be something in place for your child's safety. If you do not get an adequate answer from the principle, speak to the District Superintent. Washington leads the country in concussion awareness in student sports so the school should be well aware of concussion protocols. The substitute teacher should have been informed of the restrictions your daughter was under. That she has suffered a second possible concussion is very concerning. Frankly, if she is suffering from a concussion, homework, reading and other mental work may also impede her recovery. There are different processes for a public entities such as school and yes, you really need to talk to an personal injury attorney. II wish your daughter a complete and fast recovery.
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