Abuse at a Corpus Christi Daycare
We often think of sexual abusers as pedophiles lurking in dark alleys, but children are more likely to be abused by a friend, family member, or caregiver. In fact, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) reports that roughly 93% of abused children are harmed by someone they know. It can happen to anyone, anywhere—even in Corpus Christi daycares.
Consider the horrifying story of a local daycare worker caught photographing children illicitly. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. If your child was molested while at daycare, Texas child sexual abuse attorneys at Carabin Shaw want to deliver justice. With nearly three decades of experience, we fight for your rights and seek compensation to cover lasting effects of childhood sexual trauma. Call us for a free case review.Signs of Sexual Abuse in Daycares
Children are often unable or unwilling to speak about their abuse. They may be too young to understand what happened to them, or too ashamed to come forward. If you’re worried that your child was touched inappropriately at daycare, watch for these common signs (especially if the behaviors are new):
- Age-inappropriate interest or knowledge of sexual acts
- Aggression towards people or animals
- Bedwetting or nightmares
- Seeking increased affection or physical contact
- Soreness, redness, or other trauma to the genital area
By no means the only signs, the above may be indicators of sexual abuse. If you believe a daycare worker molested your child, you can file a civil suit against them for damages, which is entirely separate from any criminal charges the state may levy against them. Contact Corpus Christi Tx personal injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw for more information.Why Seek Compensation After Daycare Sexual Abuse?
Even when put to a stop, sexual abuse by a trusted daycare worker has lasting negative effects on children. Your child deserves proper health care and support—for as long as they need—in the aftermath of daycare abuse, but this may not be affordable for your family. Your lawyer can help you file a claim for compensation to cover expenses associated with:
- Anxiety, depression, or isolation
- Poor body image and tendency towards eating disorder
- Suicidal ideation
- Early sexual activity
- Risky sexual behavior, such as unprotected sex or many sexual partners
- Alcohol and drug abuse
- Chronic diseases or pain
These effects are serious and often require mental or physical health care. They can also lead to lost wages (for the parent attempting to support their child, or for the child later in life) or dependence on others. For assistance in filing a lawsuit and pursuing compensation, contact the Texas child sexual abuse attorneys at Carabin Shaw.Who Can Be Held Responsible?
When it occurs in a daycare facility, sexual abuse liability gets complicated. Who is responsible for your child’s trauma?
Obviously the perpetrators themselves (the person or persons who actually touched your child inappropriately) are at fault. Justice should be brought against them, but these individuals may not have the resources to adequately compensate your family. An attorney can investigate other parties that may share the blame, such as:
- Daycare owners or managers
- School districts
- Government agencies
A Corpus Christi child abuse lawyer at Carabin Shaw may be able to prove that one of these parties was negligent and breached their duty of care to your child. This could mean failing to perform background checks or properly supervise employees, among other situations. Usually, these parties can offer higher compensation than the perpetrator alone.Carabin Shaw Offers Free Consultations for Your Family
If your child suffered abuse at a Corpus Christi daycare, the damages are life-altering. Victims of violent crimes, especially sexually-motivated crimes, face a whole host of lasting physical, emotional, and financial difficulties. At Carabin Shaw, we are fully committed to protecting victims’ rights and seeking justice. We offer free case reviews, with both English and Spanish speakers available 24/7.
Don’t wait—call us toll-free at 800-862-1260.
The Carabin Shaw Offices in Corpus Christi are located two blocks south of the Nueces County Courthouse in Corpus Christi, Texas.
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