CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Catawba County couple received a $1 million settlement from a Mooresville daycare after their infant son stopped breathing and suffered brain damage, according to court records.
The Charlotte Observer reported that a lawsuit said the 4-month-old son of Richard Washam and JoBina Sawyer was placed on his stomach by a daycare worker on June 26, 2012.
It was two minutes later when another worker noticed that the infant wasn’t breathing, according to the lawsuit filed in Iredell County Superior Court in February.
The suit contends the daycare failed to properly monitor the baby and that workers should have known his airway was blocked with vomit.
The fanily’s settlement money was placed in a trust to cover the boy’s care and education until he is 18, according to court records. A judge approved the settlement on Oct. 1.
Read more: The Charlotte Observer