Has your child been abused at a daycare center in Minnesota, including Minneapolis, Saint Paul, or Rochester? Call our daycare abuse attorneys today at 1-877-403-9378.
As a parent, you do everything to protect your child, and choose those that you entrust with their care carefully. The thing about daycare abuse, however, is that it is insidious, and can be very hard to predict given the many variables surrounding daycare facilities.
It’s not uncommon for people with a history of being abusive to slip through the cracks, not show up in criminal records searches, or get hired by negligent daycare owners. Some daycare centers have even gone so far as to help cover up instances of abuse.
At Rasansky Law Firm, our job is to advocate on behalf of you and your child to ensure that those responsible are punished, to push for abusive daycare centers to be shut down, and to seek financial compensation for you and your child. To speak with us about your case (and the options available to your family) for no cost, call us today at 1-877-403-9378.
Watch for Signs of Abuse
Signs of physical abuse at daycare may result in obvious marks or bruising (e.g., bruises that look like hands or grab marks, bumps and bruises that never seem to heal, missing tufts of hair, etc.), but this is not always the case. A child who suddenly withdraws or becomes angry at the drop of a hat (whose behavior was different just a few months ago) could signal depression brought on by a change in their environment. Children, when faced with ongoing abuse, will either shrink back or lash out.
Sexual abuse of a child, however unconscionable, does sometimes occur in daycare settings, and can leave lasting physical and emotional scars. Signs of sexual abuse can include a child showing inappropriate sexually precocious behavior that is not in line with their age, them talking about a new older friend, physical signs such as soreness or itchiness, or even depression/ self hate.
More often than not, child abusers and predators alike will target a particular child for abuse. If your child is coming home with gifts (e.g., candy, stuffed animals, etc.), be sure to discuss this with the daycare director ASAP, as this can be a sign of “grooming.”
There are emotional signs to watch out for as well. If your child begins having nightmares, instances of bed-wetting, or screams and cries when being dropped of at daycare, these could be signs that they’re suffering from ongoing abuse, be it physical, sexual, or emotional.
It’s vitally important as a parent that you pay attention and never ignore your intuition. Most of all, you need to make it a habit to talk to them about their day. Ask what they liked about daycare, as well as what they don’t like. Explain that they will never get in trouble for telling on their daycare teachers, and that if they’re ever hit or touched inappropriately, that they need to tell you immediately.
Minnesota Daycare Abuse Lawyers
Daycare abuse in Minnesota is a serious offense which can lead to both criminal charges brought by the police, as well as civil claims (lawsuits) brought be the family. It is your responsibility as a parent to protect your child by reporting any suspicions of abuse, and we strongly recommend contacting a daycare abuse attorney in Minnesota to discuss your family’s legal options.
Through a Minnesota daycare abuse lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation to pay for medical bills, therapy and counseling, alternative childcare, and more. Our law firm will investigate and collect evidence on your behalf and pursue a claim with the daycare company and/or abuser, while you keep your focus on your family. We work on solely a contingency fee basis, which means we never charge a fee unless and until we win your case and put money in your pocket. Call us today at 1-877-403-9378 for more information.