Many parents use day care providers for their children while they are at work. Many parents do their homework and carefully research providers before deciding which one to entrust their children to.
Parents trust that their children will be in a safe, dependable environment while at day care. However, despite state laws on care standards, daycare abuse and neglect are more frequent than many parents believe.
What is child care abuse?
Day care abuse and neglect may include:
- child molestation
- physical abuse
- emotional abuse
- negligence in supervision leading to injury or even death
In addition to daycare centers, children can also be abused by nannies, babysitters, teachers, coaches, clergy, family members, or acquaintances.
How Do You Know Your Child Has Been Abused?
Because children are often too shy, ashamed, or too young to talk about what happened to them, they need the help of parents. Parents need to be vigilant for any type of childcare abuse or neglect. If you suspect your child has been harmed, do not wait. Seek medical help and contact our childcare abuse attorneys.
Symptoms of child molestation may include:
- Behavioral changes or extreme mood swings
- Unusual bed-wetting or nightmares
- Separation anxiety, clinging, or other fearful behaviors
- Fear of certain people, places, or activities
- Unusual interest in sexual behaviors
Sometimes child abuse and neglect are more obvious. These incidences may include:
- Child left unattended in a vehicle such as in van or bus
- Near drowning due to lack of supervision
- Child being seriously harmed by other children
- Child being left unattended resulting in swallowing of dangerous foreign objects
- Broken bones and other serious injuries at daycare
Fighting For The Rights of Children and Families
At Bishop Legal we fight for the rights of the seriously injured and those harmed by the wrongdoing of others. We are committed to caring for the most vulnerable in our population – our children. We understand the tremendous trauma a parent goes through when a child has been harmed and we seek full justice on the family’s behalf from the responsible parties.
We provide caring, dedicated, legal representation, and aggressively seek the maximum financial compensation for the full extent of our client’s damages. This includes all medical bills (including counseling and therapy), future medical needs, and other compensatory damages such as the pain and suffering resulting from day care abuse.
Our Approach and Results
Our attorneys examine all aspects of a case. We consult with medical and other experts to prove negligence and the extent of the injuries sustained. When wrongdoers fight, we fight back. We have successfully litigated cases all the way to the Washington State Supreme Court.
Our attorneys have recovered several multi-million-dollar awards for our clients. We are dedicated to getting our clients the results they deserve in child abuse cases.
Trust Our Committed Child Abuse Attorneys
If your child or a loved one has suffered abuse or neglect at a daycare center or other facility entrusted to care for your child in Washington State, please contact us. We offer free legal help and do not charge a fee unless we make a recovery in the case.