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Daycare to Pay $5M After the Death of Infant

Seven months after a Homestead infant was found unresponsive at a daycare center and later died, a police investigation still isn’t complete and the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner has yet to issue a cause of death.

But earlier this month, the owners of Lincoln-Marti Daycare agreed to a $5 million dollar settlement with the family of 9-month-old Tayvon Tomlin, according to the family and court documents. As part of the agreement, the grieving family dropped a civil lawsuit filed months ago in Miami-Dade Circuit Court that argued the daycare center was negligent in its handling of Tayvon’s case.

Tayvon’s mother, Keiara Whorely, 25, said she’s hoping to create a coalition that would push for daycare center reform in the state Legislature and that any bill would call for on-site CPR training for workers and more cameras in the centers.


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