Has your child been sexually molested by a daycare worker? Call Rasansky Law Firm today at 1-877-403-9378.
Discovering that your child has been molested or otherwise sexually abused at daycare is every parent’s worst nightmare. While you likely feel angered, betrayed and confused, it’s important to understand your options for seeking justice moving forward.
Many people mistakenly believe that their only option for seeking justice for their child is through the criminal justice system. The truth is that there are two different legal systems in place to punish the perpetrator: criminal law, and civil law. While the police handle the criminal side by investigating the crime and levying criminal charges against the abuser, it is the parent’s responsibility to seek out any potential civil claims through a daycare abuse attorney.
Civil lawsuits are completely separate from criminal charges, and allow for parents of abused children to recover monetary compensation on their child’s behalf from those who caused the abuse or allowed the abuse to occur.
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are experienced in day care abuse cases, and have successfully handled countless cases of day care abuse over the past twenty years. To speak with one of our attorneys for free and learn the legal options available to you and your child, call our toll-free line at 1-877-403-9378 or email us using the form found on this page. If we can help you with your case, we’ll do so on contingency. This means that you never pay us a dime out of pocket, and we only get paid if we actually win or settle your case for you. Many people are discouraged by the up-front cost of hiring an attorney, and we take these type of cases on contingency in order to remove that barrier.
Do You Suspect That Your Child Has Been Sexually Molested?
Any parent who has a child in day care will naturally be concerned about the safety and well-being of their child. The question is: will you be able to notice the signs of abuse? One reason that some parents miss these signs is that they simply don’t know what they are. Some of the more-common warning signs to pay attention to are:
- Excessive sexual curiosity
- Acting in a sexually suggestive way
- Urinary tract infections
- Pain, itching and/or bruising of the genitals
- Sudden separation anxiety
- Recurring nightmares
- Confidence and self-esteem problems
- Developing an aversion to close contact, particularly with a certain person
Unfortunately, the truth is that even those parents who watch closely for both behavioral changes and/or physical symptoms may still find it difficult to determine if their child has been sexually molested.
Communication is key to discovering issues of abuse. While physical abuse is often easier to detect, children tend to be more secretive about sexual abuse. Parents are encouraged to ask questions that will help the child feel comfortable about confiding in you about such issues. Unfortunately, children can often be timid about reporting sexual abuse because they feel as though they will be blamed, or they’ve been threatened by the abuser. Parents of children with disabilities need to keep an even closer eye on their children and be proactive in noticing the warning signs; especially for those kids who have difficulty communicating.
It’s important to keep in mind, however, that the biggest portion of children who have been sexually molested do not have any obvious physical signs or make any complaints at all. This is why it is important as a parent to keep an open line of communication with your children regarding issues such as sexual abuse.
We Can Help
If your child has been sexually molested at daycare, school, or anywhere else, let our attorneys help you. Our law firm may be able to recover significant compensation on your child’s behalf. To arrange a free consultation with one of our daycare abuse lawyers, fill out the contact form on this page or call our office today at 1-877-403-9378.