- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas County jury has awarded $142 million to the parents of a baby who suffocated after being swaddled for a nap at day care.

The Dallas Morning News (https://bit.ly/290FnPK ) reports that Zac and Heather Lytle accused All In The Family Child Care Services of negligence after their 7-month-old son, Roger, was found face down and unresponsive at the home child care facility in 2014.

The family had asked the jury for $7 million. Experts say the $142 million verdict is one of the largest of its kind in the county, if not the U.S.

But the unusually high judgment was largely symbolic. The Lytles’ attorney says it’s unlikely his clients will receive the money because the facility has already closed, and it had no insurance.

The day care’s attorney didn’t immediately return the newspaper’s request for comment.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, https://www.dallasnews.com

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