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After Child Care or Daycare Abuse in Louisiana

If you suspect that your child was sexually and/or physically abused at daycare, you are likely at a loss about what to do next. Putting a child in daycare, whether through a school, a place of worship, or a dedicated daycare center, is difficult and stressful for many parents, even when it’s essential to that child’s well-being. Allowing someone else to care for your children is a major act of trust, and discovering that that trust has been violated is a traumatic event for any family.

The team of Louisiana child injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw can help you pursue legal action in response to abuse at your child’s daycare. Our team has the experience necessary to explore all potential avenues of legal compensation and advise your family on the best way to pursue it.

Our firm offers each potential client a free initial consultation and case review with no implied hiring obligation. To schedule yours, you can reach us at 800-862-1260, where English- and Spanish-speaking staff are standing by 24/7 to take your calls.

How Can a Daycare Abuse Lawsuit Help Me?

During this distressing time, finding a lawyer and beginning legal proceedings may be far from your mind. However, through a court-ordered settlement, your family can obtain the means to help your child begin recovering from their abuse. A successful lawsuit after child care or daycare abuse in Louisiana can:

  • Provide your family with compensation for any medical and/or psychiatric bills relating to the abuse that your child suffered
  • Assist you with the funds needed to find safer daycare options for your child
  • Make the fact that your child experienced inappropriate touching at the institution in question part of the public record
  • Give you the peace of mind that those responsible for the abuse are facing consequences
Who Will A Court Consider Legally Responsible For My Child’s Abuse?

Naming the right party or parties in your lawsuit is a key component of its success. Some common defendants in daycare abuse lawsuits are:

  • Private daycare facilities
  • Religious institutions
  • Private schools
  • In-home daycare services
  • Individual employees of any of the above institutions who either perpetrated or failed to report abuse

If your child suffered abuse at a public school, your legal options might be more limited. Louisiana does not provide public schools with immunity from civil lawsuits, but does place a cap of $500,000 on damages when a public agency is the defendant. Consult with a child abuse attorney serving Louisiana about how best to proceed.

Should I Worry About the Statute of Limitations?

Many victims of child abuse do not feel comfortable stepping forward about their experiences until years later. If this is the case with your child, you may be worried that it’s too late to sue.

Fortunately, as of June 2021, there is no longer a statute of limitations on for lawsuits pertaining to Louisiana daycare injury and child abuse. This replaces the previous statute, which required plaintiffs to file a lawsuit before turning 28 or else forfeit their right to sue. The new statute of limitations also adds a grace period of three years for potential plaintiffs who were outside of the previous statute of limitations.

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Pursuing legal action over abuse that your child suffered at daycare is an emotionally difficult process. The Louisiana child injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw understand this, and will do everything they can to help you and your family receive the compensation that you deserve.

Call us at 800-862-1260 to set up a time for your free consultation.

Visits with the Attorney are by appointment only. Main office San Antonio, Texas.

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