Cumming Daycare Abuse and Neglect

Cumming, Georgia Day Care Abuse and Negligence Attorney – Daycare lawyer near Cumming, GA

The Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens represents daycare negligence and abuse cases all over north Georgia from our six metro Atlanta area offices.

Leaving a child in a day care facility is not an easy decision. Parents must trust that the childcare facility they select will provide a safe environment and that the employees charged with watching over their children will be competent, properly trained and supervised. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and children are injured because of inadequate supervision and training, or even worse, physical or sexual abuse. According to recent surveys, there are currently over 13,000,000 children aged six (6) and under that spend some time in a day care setting. Parents' main concerns when sending their children to a day care setting are health and safety. Approximately 31,000 kids ages four (4) and under receive treatment in emergency rooms each year for injuries sustained while entrusted at a day care.

If you suspect that your child has been injured because of neglect or abuse at their daycare facility, Casey Stevens can help.

Contact the Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens for a free case evaluation: (770)408-6364

Not all daycare centers are guilty of neglecting or abusing the kids who are dependent on them each day. In fact, the majority of daycare providers are responsible, showing compassion and concern for the children’s best interests. It is estimated that only 3 percent of reported child abuse cases take place in child care facilities. Despite this modest figure, it only takes one negligent daycare organization to cause your child great harm with negative effects that can linger for years to come.

According to one national survey, the most common daycare safety hazards are:

  • playground surface
  • leaving children unattended
  • “forgetting” children in daycare vans
  • lack of playground maintenance
  • child safety gates
  • window blind cords
  • recalled child products
  • improper supervision
  • improper administration of medication
  • improperly trained staff

Nearly 2/3 of all child care settings surveyed demonstrated at least one of these safety hazards.

Knowing What to Watch For

Different forms of abuse can occur at daycare facilities in north Georgia, including physical, sexual and emotional mistreatment. Unfortunately, many times the victims are too young to speak for themselves to parents or other loved ones to report their abuse. Knowing what to look for can help parents to determine if there is something wrong at their child’s care facility.

Some signs of physical abuse and emotional neglect may include:
  • Cuts, abrasions, bruises and lacerations
  • Swelling
  • Burn marks or scalding
  • Complaints of pain
  • Withdrawal
  • Fear when faced with adult contact of any kind
  • Explanations of pain that don’t make sense
  • Vacant or frozen stare
  • Apprehension when other children cry
Some indicators of sexual abuse include:
  • Difficulty in walking or sitting
  • Torn, stained or bloody underwear
  • Pain, swelling or itching in genital area
  • Painful urination
  • Bruises or lacerations on the genitals
  • Frequent touching or fondling of genitals
  • Repetitive actions (sucking, biting, rocking, etc.)
  • Increased need for parental affection
  • Excessive bathing
  • Reenactment of abuse using dolls or drawings
  • Avoidance of certain staff, relatives or friends
  • Neglected appearance
Cases We Represent

Our daycare injury law firm can be of service if your child has been injured by:

  • Failure to Supervise
  • Safety Code Violations
  • Caretaker Negligence
  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional/Psychological Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse

When your child has been injured due to the negligence of a daycare facility or a non-relative childcare provider, the most important thing is to focus on getting your child well again. There is no amount of money that can compensate you or your child for the loss of their trust and innocence. However, these lawsuits can prevent these deplorable events from happening again and they can provide the money needed to ensure that your child receives all of the help that they need to recover. Once you’re ready to discuss your legal options, contact the Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens. Our initial consultation and case evaluation is always free, and we never collect until your case is settled.

Are you convinced that your child has suffered injury or abuse due to the neglect of their daycare facility?

Call Casey W. Stevens at 770-408-6364 or contact our office online to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation.