If you were ever looking for the paradigm of a school negligence or negligent supervision case, this is probably it.
In a case that was finally resolved - and just reported - the parents of a child settled their case against the day care center who was charged with the responsibility of watching over their 5 month-old for a total of $775,000. While at first blush that seems like a rather steep sum, consider this: a worker at the day care center that was carrying the 5 month-old dropped him on his head onto a concrete floor. As a result, this infant sustained severe head injuries.
I imagine that even staunch tort reform advocates shouldn't have a problem with that.