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Many parents trust daycare facilities, nannies, after-school programs, and other childcare services to to do just that: care for their child. Unfortunately, there are new claims of child abuse in daycare centers and schools across the country on a seemingly daily basis.
What’s worse, as daycare abuse lawyer Jeff Rasansky knows, is that many cases of daycare neglect and abuse are never brought to light because children are either too scared to talk about it, or are too young to effectively communicate.
If your child has suffered harm at the hands of a daycare teacher or employee–whether it be physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, or child neglect–we may be able to help you recover financial compensation, as well as seek the justice that your child deserves.
How can I tell if my child has been abused at daycare?
Children may be abused at daycare facilities, schools, summer camps, etc. in many different ways. Your best chance at discovering this is to familiarize yourself with the warning signs of daycare abuse, and to keep an open line of communication with your child in regard to their experience at day care, and with their teachers.
Some of the most-popular signs of daycare abuse include crying, fighting or feigning illness in order to avoid going to daycare; unusually timid behavior or clinginess; extreme behaviors; a newfound interest in sex and genitalia; urinary tract infections; bed wetting; and abnormal or multiple bruises with no explanation.
It’s important to keep an eye out for physical signs and behavioral changes, but it’s also important to talk to your child when you suspect a problem. Assure them that they will never get in trouble for telling on a teacher or adult who makes them feel bad or uncomfortable.
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 in order to compare behaviors and observations. If you strongly suspect (or know) that your child has been abused at daycare, immediately do the following:
- Report your suspicions to local law enforcement.
- Report your suspicions to the local Child Protective Services agency.
- Report your suspicions to the Department of Health and Human Services in your state.
- Take your child to the doctor ASAP for an examination.
After these steps have been completed, we strongly advise you to contact a daycare abuse attorney.
Why do I need to contact a daycare abuse lawyer?
While any potential criminal charges will be handled by law enforcement, your family also has the option of filing a civil lawsuit against the abuser and/or their employer in order to hold the them financially responsible for their actions. You may be able to recover compensation for things such as medical bills, therapy, alternative childcare expenses, and more.
Only an attorney experienced in daycare abuse cases can evaluate whether or not you have a case that is worth pursuing, and attorney Jeff Rasansky is one of the most-experienced daycare abuse lawyers in the entire country. We charge nothing to evaluate your case over the phone or by email, and if we think you have a case worth pursuing, we’ll take your case on contingency. This means that you never have to pay us a single penny out of pocket for us to try your case. We only collect a fee if we win your family money; if we lose, you literally owe us nothing.
Keep in mind that there are time limits (a statute of limitations) which can impact your ability to sue. It is always in your best interest to contact a daycare abuse lawyer as soon as possible to have the best chance at a successful outcome.