Daycare Injuries and Child Neglect
If you suspect that your child has been the victim of caregiver abuse or neglect, we’re here to help!
Georgia Daycare Center Injury Firm Fights for Children Harmed in Georgia Child Care Centers
Georgia daycare center owners and operators are required by Georgia law to follow specific rules to ensure the safety and protection of children attending Georgia child care learning centers. Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (Bright from the Start) further encourages daycare centers to adopt specific Standards of Care tailored to the age and developmental characteristics of children in daycare.
Although Bright from the Start’s Rules for Child Care Learning Centers and the Standards of Care spell out in clear terms that strict supervision is required for all age groups, all too often children are left unsupervised in daycare centers, resulting in avoidable injuries and even death at the hands of adults entrusted with their precious lives.
Daycare Centers May be Held Responsible for Injuries
Children harmed by a daycare center’s failure to comply with Bright from the Start’s Rules or Standards of Care may be entitled to recover damages from the center’s owners or operators to compensate for their injuries, pain and losses. Daycare centers may be held responsible for injuries or harm caused by any of the following:
- Leaving a child unsupervised inside or outside of the daycare facility
- Depriving a child of food or drink
- Failing to change an infant’s soiled diaper or a toddler’s training pants
- Yelling at a child
- Calling a child cruel names
- Failing to keep the facility playground safe
- Failing to keep exterior doors to the facility locked
- Physically abusing a child with hands or objects
- Using cruel or excessive punishment to discipline a child
- Allowing children to harm each other
- Showing pornographic and other inappropriate material to children
Sexually abusing a child
Detecting Daycare Abuse or Neglect
Detecting abuse or neglect in Atlanta, Albany, and Columbus daycare centers can be difficult due to the inability of young victims to clearly communicate what has happened to them. However, there are warning signs that can help parents and other caregivers determine if their children may have experienced harm at the hands of trusted childcare providers. Potential indicators of daycare abuse or negligence include:
- Erratic behavior when preparing to go to daycare
- Reoccurring pain or bruises on a child’s body
- Unusual silence after leaving the daycare center
- Extreme mood swings
- Extreme adult or infantile behavior
- Changes in potty training-related behavior
Albany, Atlanta, and Columbus Daycare Center Injury Firm Council & Associates Pursues Maximum Damages for Child Victims of Abuse or Neglect
Council & Associates, LLC is a child care center injury firm serving clients in Atlanta, Albany and Columbus, and we care about families of children injured or harmed in Georgia daycare centers. We work diligently to ensure they are compensated for their pain and suffering. Our team is comprised of compassionate professionals with a heart for children. We have more than a decade of experience advocating for victims of negligence and abuse and a strong track record of successfully taking on daycare owners and operators. While we cannot give back a child’s innocence, we can fight to ensure that families receive monetary relief to help ease the burdens they face on the road to recovery.
Contact Georgia Daycare Center Injury Attorney Lashonda Council-Rogers Today For a Free and Confidential Consultation
Contact our legal team in Atlanta or Albany for help pursuing maximum compensation for injuries, losses and suffering your child experienced as a result of abuse or neglect caused by a daycare center. We will schedule a confidential meeting with you to discuss the specific facts of your case. If your circumstances require us to meet with you at the hospital or your home, we can arrange to do so. Most cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, with no upfront legal costs for our clients.
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