Day Care Childhood Abuse
Daycare Childhood Abuse Lawsuit
Learning that a child has been abused in daycare is the fulfillment of every parent’s worst nightmare. Most parents take great pains to find a daycare that will provide their child with a nurturing and safe environment. Unfortunately daycare abuse is all too common, and can go undiscovered for years, especially when children are intimidated into being quiet, or too young to clearly relate that they have been abused. All daycares have a responsibility to ensure the safety of children in their care, and when they fail to screen or supervise employees, daycares can be held liable for any abuse that occurs.
If your child was harmed in daycare, the childhood abuse lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP understand how betrayed you must be feeling. One of our firm’s most important missions is to ensure that victims of childhood abuse are fairly and fully compensated for the harm inflicted on them. Talking to a lawyer about filing a daycare childhood abuse lawsuit may not have crossed your mind, but you should consider that compensation from such a claim will ensure you have the funds available for therapy and other service that will aid your child’s recovery. Going forward with a daycare childhood abuse lawsuit isn’t an easy decision, but if you proceed, the childhood abuse lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP will be at your side every step of the way. We won’t stop fighting until your child is granted the justice they deserve.
Daycare Child Abuse Lawsuits
Daycare abuse occurs far too frequently. By some estimates, nearly 300,000 children are abused in daycare every year. Daycares are required to conduct background checks of all staff to ensure they have no criminal history, including child abuse. They also have a duty to adequately supervise staff so that no one has an opportunity to harm a child. Unfortunately, the number of children abused in daycare every year is clear evidence that many facilities are falling short in these areas.
Obviously, daycare childhood abuse is a crime, and hopefully, the person who harmed your child will be spending many years in prison. But justice doesn’t end there. It may take years for your child – and your family – to recover from what’s happened. You may end up having to pay substantial costs for counseling and other services that are necessary to help your child heal. The daycare that failed to protect your child should bear this financial burden, not your family. Alonso Krangle’s childhood abuse lawyers will review all of the daycare’s records and employee data to find patterns of reckless, unsafe behavior. If the daycare failed to fulfill provide a safe environment our childhood abuse attorneys will find out and hold the facility accountable.
Signs of Day Care Abuse
Children in daycare are usually very young, and many have difficulty letting parents and other adults know when the have been abused. Some victims of daycare child abuse might be too young to speak, or they may lack the vocabulary to express themselves adequately. Very young children are also easily manipulated, so predators often use fear and rewards to convince a victim to remain silent about abuse. Most children, however, will exhibit signs that they are being abused, including:
- Changes in behavior or extreme mood swings.
- Changes in bed-wetting, nightmares, fear of going to bed, or other sleep disturbances.
- Acting out inappropriate sexual activity or showing an unusual interest in sexual matters.
- Sudden acting out of feelings, or aggressive or rebellious behavior.
- Regression to infantile behavior or clinging.
- School problems, behavior problems.
- Changes in toilet-training habits.
- Fear of certain places, people, or activities; an excessive fear of going to the day care center.
If you believe your child is being abused at daycare, remove your child from the facility and contact child protective services so that they can begin an investigation immediately.
Help for Victims of Daycare Child Abuse
Alonso Krangle, LLP offers free, no obligation lawsuit consultations to victims of daycare childhood abuse. If a child you love was abused at daycare, and you want to discuss your legal rights or just talk with someone about what happened, please contact us today by calling 800-403-6191.