NEW ORLEANS – The parents of a child who allegedly received head and brain injuries after falling off a table and striking her head on a shelf is suing the day care center where the incident allegedly occurred.

Shana Every and Dominick Green individually, and on behalf of their minor child, filed suit against Total Community Action Inc., Teresa Castanel, Theresa Henry and Arch Insurance Company in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Jan. 12.

The plaintiffs claim that on Jan. 15, 2014, their daughter was attending the Pearlie Hardin Elloie Head Start Center located at 3029 Wall Blvd. in New Orleans. The petitoners’ daughter was allegedly advised to participate in this program by Total Community Action Agency Inc.

Instead of monitoring the child, the defendants allegedly walked away, causing Green to fall off a table and severely injure her skull “striking her face on a shelf and striking the back of her head on the floor,” the suit claims.

The plaintiffs contend their daughter sustained acute personal injuries to her head including continual seizures and aggravation of Angelman syndrome, a neuro-genetic disorder responsible for seizures and developmental disabilities.

The defendants are accused of failing to protect the minor child, supervise the minor child, hold the minor child, secure the minor child with the proper equipment and properly train personnel to monitor the minor child.

The plaintiffs are seeking an unspecified amount in damages for pain and suffering, mental agony, disabilities, medical expenses, decline in future income and loss of enjoyment of life.

The petitioners are represented by John C. Bono of the Bono Law Firm.

The case has been assigned to Div. G Judge Robin M. Giarrusso.

Case no. 2015-00255.

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