Under certain circumstances, a daycare abuse attorney may be able to help your family get compensated for acts of negligence on the part of the daycare facility that ended up endangering or outright harming your child. In order to do this, the abuse attorney has to establish that certain circumstances surrounding your child’s ordeal are proven to a jury or are backed up so strongly in a lawsuit that the defendant is motivated to offer a settlement.
Civil lawsuits are centered on the concept of negligence. Your attorney will have to establish to the jury that the daycare facility was negligent in some regard. Negligence can take the form of incompetent actions or unreasonable actions or, in other cases, other types of actions that have brought somebody to harm or put that person at an unreasonable risk of coming to harm.
The worst cases of daycare abuse that people generally read about involve some sort of physical or sexual abuse of a child. In such cases, it may turn out that the daycare facility was negligent in not background checking their employees sufficiently or in not providing adequate security at the facility. It may also turn out that the daycare facility was negligent in that they did not supervise employees to great enough a degree or that they put so many children under the care of their employees that they created a situation where that negligence was almost inevitably going to end up in some sort of abuse.
If you do see something suspicious on your child after they come home from daycare, it’s a good idea to take them to their physician to have them examined. If the injuries that make you suspect abuse make the doctor feel as if the child has been abused, as well, the doctor can help get the police involved and can make sure that everything is documented in a way that will be useful if you have to go to court.
More important than documenting abuse, however, is removing your child from a dangerous situation. Suing a daycare facility for negligence is something you should do after you have removed your child from the daycare in question and reported any specific and criminal wrongdoing to the appropriate authorities, so that they can intervene and make certain that anyone responsible is charged criminally for whatever wrongs they have visited upon the children at the daycare.