Day Care Worker Brings Wrong Boy to Doctor


In an act of gross negligence, a YWCA day care center in Brunswick, Georgia recently brought the wrong 2-year-old boy to the doctor. The child was taken to a health care provider more than 30 minutes away and received a physical and mental evaluation, along with a finger-prick blood test to evaluate his iron levels.

The child’s mother was informed of the error about a week later when she received an anonymous call from a concerned parent who explained what happened. Instead of sending a foster child in their care to the doctor, the day care workers sent her son. When she asked the day care workers about the situation, they confirmed that her son did in fact get sent to the doctor by mistake. They told the child’s mother that they didn’t inform her of the incident because they didn’t think it was a big deal, especially since he was back before snack time.

Fortunately, the boy did not appear to suffer any damages or injuries as a result of the mix-up. As a result, it is unlikely that the day care center will face a lawsuit related to the incident. However, had the boy suffered any type of damages, the day care center would most likely be held accountable in a personal injury lawsuit.