John's Creek Daycare Abuse and Neglect
The Law Offices of Casey W. Stevens represents daycare negligence and abuse cases all over north Georgia from our six metro Atlanta area offices.
Many parents in the metro Atlanta area rely on daycare centers to look after their children while they work. This means entrusting an individual or a facility with the well-being of an innocent child. Taking care of children is not an easy task, but daycare facilities have an obligation to meet the basic needs of a child throughout the day and provide them with a safe environment. The sad fact is that 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
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
- forgetting a child in a daycare van
- playground maintenance
- child safety gates
- improper administration of medications
- improper supervision
- improper employee training
- window blind cords
- recalled child products
- drawstrings in children's clothing
- feeding a child a food they are allergic to.
Nearly 2/3 of all child care settings surveyed demonstrated at least one of these safety hazards.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
Different forms of abuse can occur at daycare facilities in north Georgia, including physical, sexual and emotional mistreatment. Unfortunately, many of the victims are too young to speak for themselves 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
- Burn marks or scalding
- Complaints of pain
- 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:
- Painful urination
- Difficulty in walking or sitting
- Torn, bloody or stained underpants
- Pain, itching or swelling of genitals
- Repetitive actions (sucking, biting, rocking, etc.)
- Avoidance of certain staff, friends or relatives
- Lacerations or bruises on the genitals
- Increased need for parental affection
- Excessive bathing
- Reenactment of abuse using dolls or drawings
- Frequent touching or fondling of genitals
- Neglected appearance
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 the medical help that they need. 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. Nothing can compensate for the loss of a child’s innocence and trust, but punishing cases of abuse and neglect can prevent further instances and provide for the care that your child needs for their recovery.
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.