How to Tell if a Child is Being Abused at Their Daycare
Many parents have to make their way to their job where they work nine to five in order to put bread on the table for those they love. This often requires the use of a childcare provider that can be trusted to watch over people’s children that mean more than the heavens and the earth to them. Daycares are essential to these people but there are instances where daycares do not deliver on their promises of safety and nourishment of the children in their care. In fact, some daycares actually do the opposite and cause immense trauma and pain to children through abuse. Parents or legal guardians must always be vigilant of wrongdoing on a daycares part since they can attempt to disguise abuse inflicted on the children in their care and some children may be too scared or unequipped to inform an adult of this kind of abuse. There are often signs that parents can spot in order to determine if their child is being abused at their daycare.
White Bear Lake Daycare Abuse Lawsuits
Those that are guilty of abusing children under their care are an especially awful breed of human that deserve to punished to the full capacity of criminal law. While criminal law punishes those that are guilty of daycare abuse it doesn’t provide any kind of compensation to cover the damages that are caused because of this abuse. For that to happen, civil law allows for the filing of lawsuits in order to get this compensation for damages such as medical expenses, disability, as well as pain and suffering experienced by the plaintiff.
Filing a civil lawsuit requires a lot of resources, knowledge, and most importantly experience. Many plaintiffs that seek restitution from those responsible for child abuse at daycares will often have their hands quite full with their child’s recovery from such an ordeal which can make filing a daycare abuse lawsuit especially difficult. Consider speaking to Sand Law about what our lawyers can do to assist you in this difficult time. Our lawyers have years of experience when it comes to the successful handling of daycare abuse cases and can provide the resources and knowledge you will need to make sure your case stands the best chance possible at getting you the compensation you need. You can contact Sand Law online or you can call our office at (651) 291-7263.
Things That May Indicate Your Child is Being Abused at Daycare
Changes in Behavior Like Mood Swings
Emotional issues are a common sign that something may be going on with your child that they might not be able to express correctly. The trauma of abuse at daycare can elicit responses such as extreme shyness, a withdrawn demeanor, and depression, and shame. If your child seems especially caught up in their own world it may be a sign that they are hiding something since children have an especially difficult time keeping secrets. When they feel ashamed because of this they may retreat into themselves and exhibit these behaviors. Abused children also can do the opposite and become especially aggressive as a way of coping with the trauma of their abuse. Children that are prone to kicking, biting, scratching, and generally are on the offensive at all times can be coping with something beneath the surface.
Unusual Interest In Sexual Matters
When a child expresses knowledge of sexual matters that they should not be privy to then that can be a very large red flag they might be experiencing sexual abuse. They may show an inappropriate interest in sexual matters or act out in sexual activity that they may have been exposed to by sexual abusers.
The Demonstration of Fear or Anxiety Around Daycare Employees
Children that demonstrate negative responses when confronted with the prospect of going to daycare or simply being around daycare employees can be attempting to communicate that there is something wrong. Sometimes these outbursts can simply be tantrums but it is important to pay attention and see if there is a pattern that revolves around the daycare or a specific employee.
Unexplainable Bruises or Other Injuries
Children that come back from daycare with unexplainable bruises in places like the wrists, forearms, buttocks, back of the legs, the neck, or shoulders can possibly have had those injuries inflicted through abuse. These areas are less likely to be caused by playground falls and activities are more likely the result of abusive actions.
The trauma that a child experiences because of daycare abuse may be internalized and hidden to the point that it will manifest through night terrors. The trauma that comes with child abuse can be hidden in the unconscious of a child’s mind and they will not want to acknowledge it at all but that emotional trauma can still manifest at night in their dreams.
Reverting to Infantile Behaviors
Children that have experienced abuse at their daycare may show signs of reverting to infantile behaviors they have already outgrown. Some of these behaviors can typically include bed wetting, thumb sucking, clinginess to a parent, fear of the dark, and excessive crying.
Consider Sand Law as Your Minnesota Child Abuse Lawsuit Attorneys
Child abuse is an awful crime that can cause immense trauma and pain both physically and mentally. If your child has suffered at the hands of a daycare employee then do not hesitate to contact Sand Law about the legal options that may be available to you in order to seek compensation. Sand Law fights for those that have had their children harmed by daycare workers and daycare negligence. The damages that your child has suffered because of daycare should not go uncompensated.
Consider contacting Sand Law about a possible personal injury claim and how we can assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries. Your primary concern should be recovery and we understand that balancing that with a lawsuit can be difficult. Allow us to represent you and help secure a settlement you are comfortable with while you heal.you can reach Sand Law by calling our office at (651) 291-7263 or by contacting us online.
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