PHILADELPHIA – The parent of a child who allegedly sustained severe facial injuries when enrolled at her daycare facility is pursuing legal action against the daycare’s proprietors.

Donna-Mae Fierras (as parent/natural guardian of minor Arabelle Fierras) of Downingtown filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Jan. 22 versus Just Children, Ashbridge Commons, Inc. of Langhorne, plus Just Children, Inc. and Yolanda McDermott, both also of Downingtown.

According to the lawsuit, on Aug. 29, 2016 at about 3:45 p.m., Arabelle was at the Just Children daycare center when she was caused to fall and sustain a major laceration – which allegedly went unreported to any hospital, emergency personnel, EMS personnel or consulting paramedics by the defendants, the suit says. 

After the defendants notified Donna-Mae, the suit says it took approximately one hour for her to leave work, pick up Arabelle and take her to receive medical treatment.

Arabelle sustained facial injuries and contusions, a laceration that required stitches, a visible scar on her face near her left eye, profuse bleeding, swelling and bruising of her nose and mouth and possible other serious and/or permanent injuries.

Donna-Mae charges the defendants with failing to supervise the children at the daycare facility, permitting the kids to engage in dangerous activities without proper supervision and failing to ensure the safety of the children participating in the daycare.

For negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000.

The plaintiff is represented by Diana Kadash of the Law Offices of Diana Kadash, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180103417

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at

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