Day Care Abuse and Neglect is Unacceptable – We Fight for Your Child!
Many parents trust daycare facilities, nannies and other child care services to to do just that: care for their children. Unfortunately, every day there are new claims of child abuse in day cares and at schools across the country. What’s worse, as daycare abuse attorney Jeff Rasansky knows, is that many cases of daycare neglect and abuse are never brought to light because children are either scared to talk about it, or are too young to effectively communicate.
Physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, and neglect (lack of supervision) are very real dangers while your child is in the care of others. It is important to know the warning signs of daycare abuse and talk with your child regularly about his or her day.
How can I tell if my child has been abused?
Children may be abused at daycare facilities, preschools, camps, etc. in many different ways. Your best chance at discovering this abuse is to keep an open line of communication with your child in regard to their experience at day care and with their teachers. You can look for physical symptoms or behavioral changes, but talk to them if you suspect a problem. Assure them that they will never get in trouble for telling on a teacher or sharing their concerns. Read our page on warning signs of daycare abuse for more information.
Some of the most-popular signs of day care abuse include crying, fighting or feigning illness in order to avoid going to daycare; unusually timid behavior or clinginess; extreme behaviors; and abnormal or multiple bruises with no explanation.
Emotional indications include lack of affection, extreme behaviors, delayed physical or emotional development, or unexplained headaches or stomachaches.
Signs suggesting sexual daycare abuse can include a newfound interest in sex and genitalia; pain, itching, bleeding or bruising in or around genital areas; difficulty walking or sitting; urinary tract infections; bed wetting; demanding to wear extra clothing to daycare; and sexualized behavior.
What should I do if I think that my child has been abused at day care or preschool?
Talk with your partner and other parents whose children are in the same daycare to compare behaviors and observations. If you still think your child has been abused at daycare, contact the local child protective services agency, the department of health and human services for the state, city, or county, and report your suspicions to local law enforcement. Take your child to a doctor ASAP, as they are trained to notice the signs of abuse and can collect important physical evidence. It is also strongly advised to contact a day care abuse attorney to make sure your and your child’s rights are protected, and to recover compensation for things such as medical bills, therapy, home day care expenses, and more.
Should I contact an attorney if I suspect daycare abuse?
It can’t hurt. It may be important for you to contact an attorney who can help you hold the abuser financially responsible for their actions. While police may or may not file criminal charges, you always have the option to file a civil claim in order to seek justice. Only a licensed attorney can evaluate whether you have a case that is worth pursuing, and keep in mind that there may be time limits (statute of limitations) which impact on your ability to sue.
How much does an attorney evaluation cost in these types of cases?
We will evaluate your case for free. In fact, we’ll even take on your case for no out-of-pocket cost to you! If we don’t win your case, you literally never pay us a dime. Call us today at 1-877-403-9378 for your free consultation, and let our experienced day care abuse lawyers help your family through this difficult time.
You can count on Rasansky Law Firm. Our daycare abuse lawyers promise every client three things: respect, resources, and results. For more information, call or email us today.