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Settlement reached in lawsuit against Hudson day care where baby fell, fractured skull

Taylor and Raegan Sullivan (Source: Facebook) Taylor and Raegan Sullivan (Source: Facebook)
Wild About Kids Day Care (Source: KTRE Staff) Wild About Kids Day Care (Source: KTRE Staff)
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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Both sides in a pending lawsuit against a Lufkin day care facility where a 9-month-old girl fell off a changing table and fractured her skull have come to a settlement agreement, according to an attorney for the child's parents.

Sean Tracy, the lead attorney for Taylor Sullivan and Zack Brasher, said that the civil case was seeking damages caused by baby Raegan's fall.

“We are limited in what we could ask for because of the insurance the day care had,” Tracy said.

“She has a traumatic brain injury. She is being treated in Houston by a pediatric neurologist. My goal was to get enough money to help Reagan in the future and I think we did that.”

East Texas News reached out to the attorneys for Jessica Jane Bridwell, the owner of the day care center, and Brittni Elaine Dowthitt, a former worker at the day care center, but they haven't responded.

Bridwell and Dowthitt were both arrested and charged with child endangerment. In September 2012, Raegan fell off a changing table at the Wild About Kids Day Care Center. In a previous East Texas News story, Sullivan said that she didn't learn of the fall until the next day when one of the workers told her about it.

However, an Angelina County jury found Bridwell not guilty of the charge in August of 2013. Following the jury's not-guilty verdict, Sullivan and Brasher decided to drop the charges against Dowthitt.

Raegan's parents said in a previous story that they dropped the charges after months of careful consideration.

"We don't think Brittni should be punished since no one else at the daycare was held accountable for their actions," father Zack Brasher said.

The state shut down the Wild About Kids Day Care in November 2012.

The parents of the baby said that they dropped the charges after months of careful consideration.

"We don't think Brittni should be punished since no one else at the daycare was held accountable for their actions," father Zack Brasher said.

The civil lawsuit alleged that Bridwell failed to keep Raegan Brasher safe from harm and/or injury, failed to provide competent caregivers, failed to properly supervise children in its daycare facility, including but not limited to maintaining appropriate visual and auditory awareness of children in its care, failed to adequately pad the floor around the changing tables, and failed to immediately disclose the nature of Raegan's injuries to her parent.

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