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Johns Creek Daycare Injury Lawyer

Lawyer for Daycare Negligence in Johns Creek, GA

Daycare Injury Attorney Casey W. Stevens specializes in daycare negligence and injury cases across north Georgia from John’s Creek and 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 daycare setting. Parents' main concerns when sending their children to a daycare 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 daycare. Some of these injuries occur at the hands of staff, and some at the hands of other children. These are sometimes accidents occurring from lack of supervision or training. Other times these injuries are sustained at the hands of staff who do not have the temperament to serve in a childcare facility and resort to abusive behavior towards young children.

If you suspect that your child has been injured because of neglect or abuse at their daycare facility, Casey Stevens can help. We handle several daycare injury cases each year, and many of these cases have originated out of some of the most prestigious daycares in the North Atlanta area. Expensive daycares in fancy areas suffer some of the same problems other daycares face: turnover. Turnover leads to a lack of training, insufficient staffing, and poor background screening, leading to the need for help from a daycare negligence lawyer.

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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 childcare 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 childcare settings surveyed demonstrated at least one of these safety hazards, which often result in daycare negligence settlements when a lawsuit is filed.

Johns Creek Daycare Negligence Cases

Our Atlanta John’s Creek daycare injury law firm can be of service if your child has been injured by:

  • Failure to Supervise
  • Failure to Train New Staff Members
  • Use of Underage Staff Members
  • Safety Code Violations
  • Caretaker Negligence
  • Physical Abuse
  • Emotional/Psychological Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse

How Will I Know if My Child Has Been Injured by a Daycare Worker?

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 determine if there is something wrong at their child’s care facility. If you suspect abuse has occurred, report it! Allegations of abuse, neglect, or corporal punishment should be reported to Bright from the Start, the State of Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning which is responsible for overseeing childcare abuse and neglect allegations. Reports are quickly and thoroughly investigated, allowing daycare injury lawyers an investigative advantage in abuse and neglect cases. Often these reports are accompanied by video recordings of the daycare abuse. A Child Protective Services (CPS) notification is required for all allegations of abuse, sexual exploitation, or neglect by law. Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Child Protective Services (CPS) reports are made to DFCS.

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
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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

Sexual Victimization Affects

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Cognitive distortions
  • Emotional distress
  • Impaired sense of self
  • Avoidance
  • Self-destructive behaviors including:
    • Eating disorders
    • Substance abuse
    • Cutting
  • Unhealthy sexual relationships
  • Difficulty establishing healthy friendships
  • Difficulty establishing healthy relationships

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. We can provide families with referrals to experts who specialize in helping children recover physically and psychologically from daycare abuse and neglect. Once you’re ready to discuss your legal options, contact the Daycare Accident Law Firm of Casey W. Stevens. Our initial consultation and case evaluation are 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 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 our office to speak to an experienced daycare accident lawyer today.

Canton Personal Injury Lawyer, Casey W. Stevens

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

Client Reviews
After being involved and a five car accident I contacted Casey Stevens law firm. I was given his number by a fellow coworker at my job who had used him in the past and was very satisfied with his services. The car accident included myself my husband and my son, the accident was determined to be the fault of two drivers involved in the accident. Casey personally came to my home the next day and said down with me and my family at the kitchen table and went over all the events of the accident. There were months and months of physical therapy, doctor visits injections and while my son had to have his mouth wired after having his jaw broke in three places. Casey and his staff worked continuously on our case and after it was all said and done, they where able to get us over $300,000 in damages. I really want to Thank Casey Stevens and his staff for always being available for phone calls and answering any questions I might have. I will continue to recommend potential clients to Casey Stevens law firm. Nina F
Outstanding Attorney. Casey Stevens is outstanding!! Everyone there put me at ease and made me feel that my case was important to them, I was not just another number to them. Their professional staff were always on hand to answer any questions that I had and they sincerely cared about my well being. If I ever need legal help again, you will be my first and only call Susan