A baby boy died from a serious injury at a home daycare in Brainerd, MN last week. Nine-month-old Zander Kenneth Miller was found unresponsive in a crib at Country Bumpkin Daycare on Tuesday, November 12th at about 2:00 PM. Despite life-saving measures taken by emergency responders, baby Zander sadly died a short time later at Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd. Family members set-up a Go Fund Me fundraiser to help support Zander’s parents, Ande and Allan Miller, while they grieve their infant’s death. The obituary says that baby Zander “always had a big smile on his face, he loved everybody.”
The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office and Ramsey County Medical Examiner are investigating the cause of baby Zander’s death. Three days after he died, the Minnesota DHS temporarily suspended the license of home daycare operator Mindy Koering. The license order issued by DHS says that the agency determined the health and safety of children in Koering’s care to be at “imminent risk of harm.” Koering’s daycare was licensed for a capacity of 10 children. State records show that she was cited in 2018 for water that was too hot in areas accessible to children.
Infant Safety Lawyers Represent Minnesota Families in Wrongful Death Cases
Our infant safety legal team at Pritzker Hageman has significant experience representing families whose children wrongfully died or were injured in daycare cases throughout the state of Minnesota and across the country. Lead attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman have been named Minnesota “Attorneys of the Year” for obtaining a groundbreaking result in a wrongful death case for a family who lost their son from a serious injury suffered at an institution in Minnesota.
Recently, our legal team obtained a $1 million recovery in a daycare wrongful death case for the family of a toddler who died from a serious illness and kidney failure that he contracted from a daycare provider. Child safety attorney Eric Hageman says that evidence showed that the daycare “took no action, ignoring state regulations requiring exclusion of the teacher and notification of the parents.”
No parent should have to live through the loss of their child. While no amount of money could ever make up for the tragedy your family has suffered, filing a lawsuit against a negligent daycare that caused your child’s death can help your family get justice and seek compensation for funeral expenses, outstanding medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Contact the Pritzker Hageman Infant Wrongful Death Legal Team
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