Second Lawsuit Filed Over Day Care Fire

Second Lawsuit Filed Over Day Care FireThe family of a 22-month-old who was allegedly severely injured in a Texas day care fire has filed a lawsuit against the owner of the facility and a number of her relatives.

Jessica Tata is accused by April Jackson of neglect leading to a day care fire that took the lives of four children and injured others, including Jackson's 22-month-old son, KTRK reports. Her brother and parents are accused of helping her set up the day care business and maintain it despite knowing she was unfit for the job.

Tata currently faces a number of criminal charges in connection to the fire, KHOU.com reports. These include murder, reckless injury to a child, child abandonment and unlawful flight to avoid persecution. After the incident, she was arrested in Nigeria and extradited to Texas, where she pleaded not guilty to all charges against her.

This is the second lawsuit filed by a parent of a child allegedly injured or killed in the fire. Tiffany Dickerson lost one 3-year-old son in the blaze, and her 2-year-old daughter was allegedly severely burned and injured during the incident, her personal injury lawsuit alleges.