Neil Shukovsky, Esq. and Franklin R. Strokoff, Esq. of The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP, obtained a $785,000 settlement on March 20, 2017 on behalf of a child, in D.B., a minor v. Precious Playful Smiles, et.al – Philadelphia CCP No. 15000917.
On February 4, 2014, Minor Plaintiff, approximately 14 months old, was one of two toddlers at the Precious Playful Smiles Daycare. After being taken out of a high-chair by the only present child care aide, Minor Plaintiff walked independently about the room while the child care aide tended to the other toddler. According to court documents, while unsupervised, Minor Plaintiff walked over to a low ledge where a child’s aide left a coffee cup unattended. Minor Plaintiff lifted the coffee and spilled it upon his upper chest down to above his genitals. Minor Plaintiff was transported by EMS to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children’s emergency department. He was found to have a scald burn injury to his face/chest/abdomen and left arm, covering 6 % of his total body surface area. He was treated and admitted for inpatient management to the special care unit. The next day, Minor Plaintiff was reevaluated and assessed to have second degree burns. His wounds were debrided and he was discharged. As a result of the incident, a plastic surgeon opined that Minor Plaintiff sustained permanent scars of the chest, abdomen and left arm (See D.B., a minor v. Precious Playful Smiles, et.al – Philadelphia CCP No. 15000917).
Trial attorneys Neil Shukovsky and Franklin Strokoff are proud members of The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP’s successful team of personal injury attorneys. They focus their practice on representing individuals who have been catastrophically injured throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. For more than 45 years, The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP has exclusively represented victims of serious injury and their families in a wide variety of contexts, helping to rebuild their shattered lives. The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP maintains offices in Philadelphia, PA, New York City; Hackensack, NJ; Cherry Hill, NJ; and Lakewood, NJ. For further information, or to speak with Mr. Shukovsky or Mr. Strokoff directly, contact Neil@injurylawyer.com; Franklin@injurylawyer.com or call 1-800-624-8888.