Daycare Injuries and Abuse in Texas
We trust that the daycare facilities we send our children to every morning will act as responsible caregivers in our absence. When these workers use this opportunity to commit heinous acts of abuse, it is the most severe violation of trust and should be punished to the full extent of the law.
Thousands of Texas families have been irrevocably altered by the long-term emotional scars caused by daycare sexual abuse; with the help of a qualified Texas child injury lawyer, these victims and families can seek the justice they deserve.What Is Daycare Abuse?
Daycare abuse includes mistreatment, exploitation, or acts of cruelty committed by a daycare/childcare worker on the children under their care. This definition covers a wide range of experiences including sexual assault, grooming, inappropriate touching, exposure, beating, or manipulation.
If your child has experienced any of these violations, contact a medical professional to determine the full extent of your child’s physical and psychological injuries. These expert testimonies are helpful for parents to learn more about how they can help treat their child as well as providing explicit evidence for their future child injury lawsuit.Who Commits Daycare Abuse?
The Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas report that 98% of child abusers were previously known to the child. Of this number, 26% were non-relatives in the child’s life. Commonly, the adults who children interact with most frequently (outside of the family) are childcare workers such as daycare staff, coaches, youth pastors, after-school instructors, tutors, babysitters, etc.
While the majority of these childcare workers are caring professionals who carry out their duties responsibly, unfortunately, a percentage of daycare workers throughout Texas take advantage of their proximity to minors to commit sexual abuse. Sexual abuse of a minor is a first-class felony in the state of Texas, so prosecution for these crimes can result in severe penalities and even incarceration.What Are the Common Aftereffects of Daycare Abuse?
Children who have suffered daycare injuries and abuse in Texas may exhibit a wide array of physical and psychological symptoms. While no two children will experience identical traumas, there are common warning signs that parents should be aware of.
Most commonly, children who have experienced daycare sexual abuse:
- Have trouble sleeping/wetting the bed
- Exhibit violent behaviors
- Withdraw from social situations
- Experience difficulty verbalizing their experience
- Develop an age-inappropriate interest in sex/sexuality
- Exhibit genital bleeding/soreness or STD’s
- Experience aversion to physical touch
- Fear returning to their daycare facility
Children who have been sexually abused may exhibit some, none, or all of these symptoms. If you notice any abrupt changes in your child’s behavior, contact a qualified child care professional to learn more. If you suspect that your child has been sexually abused, call an attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your legal options.Your Free Case Review With the Child Abuse Attorneys at Carabin Shaw
Do you have questions regarding the daycare sexual abuse lawsuit filing process? Are you searching for quality representation for your child injury claim? If so, the child injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw can help. We have represented sexual trauma and abuse victims for nearly thirty years with dedication, care, and professional excellence. Our child sexual abuse attorneys in Texas would be honored to represent the best interests of your family as you seek justice for your child’s daycare sexual abuse.
Our team of child injury lawyers are proud to offer no-cost, no-obligation initial consultations to victims of daycare abuse and their families. To schedule your case review with the child abuse attorneys at Carabin Shaw, call our office toll-free at 800-862-1260. Our team of English and Spanish-speaking staff are on call 24/7 to help with your scheduling needs.