On Memorial Day, police were called to Bally’s Atlantic City when a baby was found. The 2-month-old was suffering from respiratory distress, and had to be airlifted to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The child was listed as being in critical condition, and there is no word on its current condition.
Police are investigating the circumstances along with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the state’s Division of Protection and Permanency. The identities of the child and parents have not been released, and no arrests have been made.
This unusual incident is still under investigation, and we are all hoping for the baby’s speedy recovery, but the event does raise questions about child safety in casinos. Most casinos ban children from the game floor and leave parents to find alternative means of childcare while they are enjoying Atlantic City, but many casinos have more than just game floors.
What Do I Need to Know About Safety in a Casino?
While you are on the premises of a casino, or the casino’s hotel or parking garage, you are under that establishment’s protection. It is the responsibility of casinos to keep their patrons safe, and this includes their patrons’ children, if they are allowed on the premises. Lack of security, over-serving alcohol to patrons, and hazardous facilities can cause you injury or even death, and the attorneys of Targan & Pender want to help.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or been killed while in an Atlantic City casino, contact our attorneys and learn your legal rights. Our Atlantic City injury lawyers can help you file a lawsuit and get restitution for your damages.
Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C.—Atlantic City Injury Attorneys