Westwood, NJ asked in Education Law for New Jersey

Q: My son who is autistic and 6 years old has tree nut allergies, in the special needs school he attends he grabbed a piece

of peanut butter sandwich from his classmate and ate a piece of it resulting in vomitting and school nurse had to give him epipen shot and send him to ER on a ambulance, is the school liable for the medical costs of the Ambulance ride and ER visit. The teachers and school nurse are aware of his nut allergies on record.

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Stuart Nachbar
Stuart Nachbar
  • Livingston, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The question is not so much education as damages. Does your son have an IEP and is there a designated peanut free area and was he at it? Before one can answer your question, those questions posed would need to be answered. Sorry

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