Daycare negligence sometimes has effects that tip parents off to the fact that something is wrong. It may be the child’s behavior or it may be because of physical damage or illness their child suffers. In some cases, daycare abuse can go on for years, and this can result in a great many victims if the abuser went after many different children. If a daycare facility was negligent, there is a chance that you may be eligible to receive financial compensation by filing a lawsuit. Only a lawyer will know whether you have a good case or not; you can oftentimes get a free consultation.
Where spotting daycare negligence is concerned, there are several things to watch out for. The first, and sometimes most obvious, sign is if your child seems to act out to try to avoid being sent to the daycare. If they act afraid or act as if they feel guilty when you take them to the facility, be sure to talk to them. Check with other parents to see how their children are doing at the daycare. If they have issues, too, it may be a sign that you should talk to more parents.
Some of the other signs that daycare negligence may be going on include physical injuries. If there is abuse going on, they will usually be consistent with assault injuries. If you find injuries on your child and you suspect something might be wrong, go to a doctor to get your child examined. They can determine the likely causes of most injuries. It’s not uncommon for children to get injured playing and sometimes they do get into some bad scrapes. It’s best to have a physician look at anything suspicious. It may prevent further abuse or may actually bring relief if the injuries are just from play.
Suing for daycare negligence is always the last issue. The first is making sure that the abuse stops, which means contacting authorities. That being said, there’s oftentimes a time limit on how long you can file a suit for daycare abuse or negligence. If you’re not sure about whether or not you want to file a suit against a daycare that has victimized your child, contact an attorney and see how long you have to decide. If you do need time, be sure to know exactly how much you have to spare.