Harming Children Through Negligence

Negligent actions sometimes end up causing great harm. Part of the definition of a negligent action is that it does have to cause someone to come to harm but, fortunately, some cases of negligence only involve minor financial harm or some other type of harm that really comes down to an inconvenience more than anything else. Children are particularly vulnerable when people are negligent in giving them care. When children are involved, the harm done by negligent actions or the negligent omission of reasonable actions can be extremely distressing.

Ongoing Abuse

One of the most common characteristics of daycare child abuse cases is the daycare being staffed by a group of people who do not keep adequate supervision on the staff members. This creates a situation where the staff members are essentially free to abuse the children however they wish. This also creates a situation where that abuse could go on for a very long time. Not taking an action that would’ve saved someone from harm and that another reasonable person in the same situation would have taken is a form of negligence.

Lack of Supervision

Children also need to be supervised at daycare facilities and preschools. As anybody who went through elementary school knows, when children aren’t supervised, the bullies in the group tend to emerge rather quickly and tend to start harming the children who cannot defend themselves. Children also get into trouble, end up hurting themselves and take risks that no reasonable adult would allow them to take. If your child has been the victim of this type of negligence, you should contact an attorney.

Unqualified Staff

Unqualified staff members are among the biggest threats at any daycare facility. Some people are actually predators who manage to go from state to state and from facility to facility abusing children for many years before they even get caught at it. Background checking staff, making certain that staff members keep their qualifications up to date and adequately supervising the staff are all duties of the administration at any daycare facility. If they do not uphold those duties and the child comes to harm, they’re most certainly negligent.

Whether your child has suffered from preschool neglect or neglect at a daycare facility, you can contact a daycare abuse lawyer for more information. Sometimes, these lawyers can put together lawsuits that can win the parents and the children enough compensation to pay for the cost of recovering from the abuse and to find a new facility.

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