Daycare abuse can be horrific. The victims are completely innocent, the abusers as vile as they come and the situation can go on for a long time. In some cases, abusers scare children into not saying anything about being abused. This can be done in several ways, from threatening the child, the child’s family, pets or anything else. Children, not knowing that they do have people who can protect them, will sometimes try to keep the abuser at bay by not talking and by continually being abused by that individual. This situation is dire.
When addressing abuse in daycare, the most important thing is that it’s brought to a halt. If your child shows signs that may be indicative of physical or sexual abuse, you have to bring them to a doctor. Doctors are able to determine, with a great degree of accuracy, how an injury likely occurred. They also know what injuries are rather normal for children and which ones are not. This makes them an important resource for both civil and criminal cases against the perpetrator of the abuse. Remember to document everything that goes on during the case.
A daycare abuse attorney can help you file a lawsuit, but you have to contact the authorities if there’s ongoing abuse at a facility. You may want to talk to other parents, first, to let them know about your suspicions. In some cases, you may end up confirming suspicions that they harbored themselves. One of your most important resources in this fight will be other parents, in fact, who have as much as stake as you do in this fight. They may also have their own stories to share and, together, you may be able to piece together the entire picture of what went on at the facility.
The options for a civil suit should not be discounted. Daycare negligence will generate costs for many years. There will be therapy, possibly medical care and other requirements that will come about so that you and your child can recover from the abuse. Remember to explore your options with a good lawyer. In some cases, they may be able to file a suit that can get you financial compensation for your pain and suffering, and for the pain and suffering of your child. Most importantly, however, remember to stop the abusive situation as soon as possible.