Day Care Death

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented children who have been injured or abused in Florida. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

Miami Day Care Death Lawyers

Helping Families Seek Justice After the Wrongful Death of a Minor

There are few tragedies as senseless as the loss of a young child. Regardless of the cause, it can be difficult for family members to process their grief in the wake of a child’s death. When your child passes away as a result of day care center negligence, you may find yourself in need of answers – and ready to seek justice on behalf of your child.

At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, we have decades of experience helping parents and families navigate complex child safety litigation. We believe that it’s important to hold negligent childcare professionals accountable if their actions result in day care injuries or deaths. While no amount of compensation can ever make up for your loss, filing a wrongful death action may bring you some small peace of mind, knowing that other children and families will not suffer the same fate.

We’re here to listen and help you find justice. Contact our Miami day care death attorneys at (866) 629-1061 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

When Is a Day Care Center Liable for Death and Injury?

In some cases, you may not be eligible to pursue a lawsuit after your child dies in a day care center: for example, if the incident was unpreventable or if your child suffered from an unknown health condition. However, there are many other instances where day care supervisors can be negligent and cause catastrophic injuries or death for the children in their care.

Some of the most common examples of day care center negligence we’ve seen over the years:

  • Understaffing and lack of proper child supervision
  • Faulty or missing safety equipment
  • Failing to call parents and dial 911 over urgent medical issues
  • Dangerous and unsafe environments for children
  • Failing to account for child allergies and medical needs
  • Allowing a child to be exposed to toxic chemicals or dangerous products
  • Failing to background check all childcare professionals at the center

Our Experience: Past Day Care Death Cases

If your child passed away as a direct result of someone else’s negligence, you may have grounds to pursue a civil lawsuit against the day care center and hold the right parties accountable for your losses. These cases can be complex, which is why it’s critical to hire a lawyer with experience in these sensitive matters.

Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has a long history of representing families and individuals in Miami, South Florida, and nationwide. With the skills, trial experience, and integrity required to navigate these cases, our team can help you pursue justice and recovery after the catastrophic death of a child.

Examples of two past cases we have taken on:

  • Haile Brockington: In 2010, our attorneys represented the mother of young Haile Brockington, who died after she was left in a heated van for hours at a Delray day care. We successfully secured recovery in this matter and fought to bring awareness to this issue, so that no parent or child would have to experience this horrific negligence again.
  • Dominicue Andrews: 22-month-old Dominicue Andrews was pronounced dead at Jomiba Learning Center after he was found near a van outside the facility. Our partner Andrew Yaffa represented the family in this tragic matter.

We invite you to contact our team today at (866) 629-1061 if you have lost a young child or minor because of day care negligence or limited supervision.

A Legacy of Compassion & Excellence

Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • Changing Lives by Changing The Law

    Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.

  • A Team of Legal Professionals

    Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.

  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians. 


Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse $100,000,000
  • Personal Injury Miami-Dade College Parking Garage Collapse
  • Bal Harbour Residential Building Collapse Confidential Settlement
  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

    A Punta Gorda, Florida woman in her forties visited an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a check-up due to fatigue. After performing a brief examination, the doctor at the facility recommended that she undergo parathyroid surgery, however he did not order the necessary radiological scan that determines which side of her neck should be operated on. Without that information available, the surgeon began on the wrong side of her neck and did not realize his error until they were well into the procedure.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Woman Who Lost Her Leg After Misdiagnosis

    A woman in her sixties was brought to a hospital after she slipped and fell, injuring her leg and causing severe pain. During her treatment, the hospital staff failed to notice that the impact had caused a blood clot behind her knee, which was restricting circulation to the rest of her leg. Over time, the untreated clot cut off blood flow to the point where her leg was beyond saving and needed amputation.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Family of Mother Who Died During Childbirth

    In 2015, a 23-year-old mother began experiencing severe complications while giving birth in Charlotte County, Florida. The hospital’s staff did not give her the attention she needed, and failed to realize that her complications required an emergency transfer to a Sarasota County Hospital, which had the needed staff and equipment to treat her. The mother and her unborn child eventually died in the hospital.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Misdiagnosis of a Blood Clot

    A 68-year-old man was complaining about pain in his left leg, which was swollen, red, and painful. He went to a local emergency room, and the family asked the doctor if it was a blood clot. The doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. When the patient returned home the next day, he died of a pulmonary embolism due to the blood clot that was initially suspected by the family.

  • Medical Malpractice Over $1 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim

    A middle-aged man had a history of an aortic aneurysm. His plan was to fly to Stanford University, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. Rather than starting the transfer to Stanford the day he arrived, the hospital waited three days and then failed to get his insurance company to pay for the transfer. Tragically, while the patient was speaking with the insurance company on the phone about the transfer, the aneurysm ruptured, and he died.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.

A Legacy of Favorable Results We'll Fight to Get Your Family the Best Possible Outcome

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