Compassionate Daycare Abuse and Neglect Attorneys in SC
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our South Carolina personal injury attorneys are also parents. Like other working parents throughout the state, we must rely on an outside source to care for our children — especially when they are too young to attend school.
Inherently, that means trusting a daycare or childcare facility to keep them safe while we are away. With this decision comes high expectations regarding their health, safety, and supervision. When their well-being is compromised by abuse, negligence, or other harm, we will work tirelessly to hold the daycare facility liable for violating that trust.
What are the Most Common Types of Daycare Abuse and Negligence?
Our daycare and childcare abuse and neglect attorneys in South Carolina know that kids can get hurt anywhere. It is in their nature to bump their heads or fall. And while a single scratch or bruise may amount to nothing, other daycare injuries could point to much larger problems.
Clear and important safety rules exist in daycare facilities for a reason, and when they are violated, injuries and even fatalities can occur.
Some of the most common dangers lurking in daycare and other childcare facilities in South Carolina include, but are not limited to:
- Accidents involving other children.
- Failure to adhere to a child’s dietary needs.
- Improper supervision.
- Improper staffing ratios.
- Lack of employee screening.
- Sexual assaults by adults or other children in the facility’s care.
- Unqualified, inattentive, or abusive teachers.
- Unsafe premises, toys, and equipment.
- Unsanitary classrooms.
If your child has been injured or tragically lost their life while under the care of a South Carolina daycare provider, we want to hear your story, so we can help pursue the legal remedies necessary to bring justice to your family — and ensure other children do not suffer injuries or death from childcare negligence.
What are the Most Common Signs of Childcare Facility Abuse or Neglect?
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our South Carolina childcare abuse and neglect attorneys know that all parents want what is best for their kids — especially when they are under another person or facility’s care. To ensure your child is safe when someone else is watching him or her, it is important to identify the potential warning signs that something is wrong.
Some of the most common signs of daycare abuse or neglect may include the child:
- Becomes aggressive with siblings or pets.
- Changes in behavior, including becoming shy or withdrawn.
- Flinching in response to your movements.
- Hungry and thirsty at pick up.
- Regressive behavior, including clinginess, bed wetting, thumb sucking, or excessive crying.
- Reluctance to go to daycare.
- Showing fear or anxiety toward the daycare or an employee.
- Sleep disturbances and recurring nightmares.
- Soiled diapers and long-lasting diaper rashes.
- Unexplained bruises, scratches, or other injuries.
- Unkempt or dirty physical appearance.
- Unusual interest in sexual behaviors.
- Urinary tract infections or soreness around the genitals.
If you believe something is wrong, and that your child is being harmed at their daycare, listen to your instincts, and contact our skilled childcare abuse and neglect lawyers in South Carolina today for help.
What Should I Do If I Believe My Child is Being Harmed at a South Carolina Childcare Facility?
When you suspect that negligence or abuse is happening in a daycare, you should act quickly to ensure your child is safe.
That means removing the child from the potentially dangerous environment and reporting the abuse or neglect to the Regional Childcare Licensing Office in your area.
If there is an emergency at the daycare center, and your child has been harmed, contact local law enforcement to report to the scene, so a police report is completed right away. Take pictures of their injuries and report to an emergency room or your private pediatrician right away to diagnose their injuries.
Contact our skilled daycare accident, injury, and fatality attorneys in South Carolina to gain the knowledge and resources you need to navigate a civil action, and possible bringing of criminal charges against the childcare provider, so together we can get justice for your family.
Contact Our Dedicated Childcare Abuse and Neglect Attorneys in South Carolina
If your child has been injured or lost their life in a dangerous, abusive, or negligent daycare facility in South Carolina, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers by calling 803-548-2468 or contacting us online for a free consultation today.
We provide free consultations for all personal injury cases in South Carolina, and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.