Has your child been a victim of daycare abuse in Tennessee? Rasansky Law Firm may be able to help.
Please call us today at 1-877-403-9378 for a free consultation into your legal options. Our attorneys have been doing this for over two decades, and we take all daycare abuse cases on contingency (no win, no pay).
Your child’s safety should be your number one priority at all times. Due to the pressures of modern living, many working parents must leave their children at daycare centers. We entrust our children with these centers, believing that they will be in safe hands until we are ready to come pick them up. However, some parents are faced with the frightening reality that their child is being physically or sexually abused by the very people whose job it is keep them safe.
As a parent, it’s important to be aware of the warning signs of child abuse, as well as what to do if you suspect that your child has been abused by a daycare worker. Some of the most-common warning signs of abuse at daycare are as follows:
- Your child starts to wet the bed out of the blue
- Your child develops oppositional defiant disorder or otherwise becomes combatant, belligerent and aggressive
- Your child refuses or pleads not to go to the daycare center
- Your child has mysterious bumps, scratches, welts and bruises that never seem to heal
- Your child withdraws and becomes overly shy and quiet
- Your child shows interest in inappropriate sexual behavior
If you suspect that your child may have been abused at day care, it’s important to take the following steps immediately:
- Take your child out of the daycare center
- Take your child to be evaluated by a medical professional
- Call the police and report the matter
- Call Rasansky Law Firm to discuss the potential for a claim or lawsuit
Daycare Center Responsibility
Daycare centers are required by law to carry out extensive background tests on all their would-be employees. They are also encouraged to keep CCTV camera footage of the rooms in which children play, study or sleep at all times. In addition, they are advised to evaluate children on a regular basis to find out if there are any warning signs of abuse.
Should abuse occur on their watch, at minimum, the abuser could be looking at criminal charges. While the decision to file criminal charges is up to the police and district attorney, you as a parent actually have the right bring a civil claim (or lawsuit if necessary) against the daycare facility in order to recover money damages related to the abuse of your child (e.g., compensation for things such as therapy, medical bills, alternative childcare, and more).
If your child has suffered abuse in a Tennessee daycare (be it Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, or anywhere else), please call Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-403-9378. We can help explain the legal options available to you, and may be able to help you with your claim for no out-of-pocket cost.