The mother of a minor girl has filed suit against the learning center where she claims her daughter fell from a fireman’s pole, causing her to break her arm.
Javon Garrett claims her daughter, A’lon Garrett, was playing at defendant Lilypad Learning Center on Oct. 23, 2012, at about 4:30 p.m. when she was allowed to use a fireman’s pole while unsupervised. When she was playing on the pole, A’lon Garrett fell and severely injured herself, according to the complaint filed May 15 in Madison County Circuit Court.
Because of her tumble, A’lon Garrett was made sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled; suffered extensive injuries to her head and body; and endured a broken right arm, the suit states. She also endured disability, experienced pain and suffering, incurred medical costs and lost wages, the complaint says.
Javon Garrett blames Lilypad for causing her daughter’s injuries, saying it negligently failed to properly train its employees to supervise children, failed to warn of a dangerous condition and failed to properly supervise A’lon Garrett.
In her complaint, Javon Garrett is seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs.
John H. Hustava of Collinsville will be representing her.
Madison County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-760.