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Defining Daycare Sexual Abuse

Do you suspect that your child has suffered sexual abuse at their Dallas Tx daycare, youth group, church, or after-school program? Talk to an experienced Texas attorney as soon as possible to examine your potential legal options.

Unfortunately, 1 out of 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. Statistics prove that 93% of children who are sexually abused know their abuser, adults who have taken advantage of their proximity to children in their families or in the workplace. Children spend hours every week in the company of childcare workers, and while the majority of these caretakers are reputable, good people, hundreds of children are abused every year by the adults their parents have entrusted to care for them.

What Is Daycare Sexual Abuse?

Parents may not always have the tools for defining daycare sexual abuse; in short, if your child has been touched inappropriately by a childcare worker, they have experienced daycare sexual abuse. Inappropriate touch can occur anywhere on the body but especially on or around genitalia. “Daycare” can encompass child care facilities like church groups, after-school programs, youth groups, or anywhere children are cared for outside of the home.

How Will My Child Be Affected by Daycare Sexual Abuse?

Each and every Dallas daycare abuse case will result in different emotional, psychological, and physical injuries. Children who experience this form of abuse may suffer severe psychological trauma in addition to physical injury. Whatever losses or damages your child and family have faced, Texas law states that you may seek compensation for these injuries in a financial settlement.

How Do I Know if My Child Has Suffered Daycare Sexual Abuse?

Children often do not have the verbal skills or emotional maturity to describe the abuse they have suffered; therefore, parents may not be immediately aware their child has been sexually abused at their daycare program.

While not all children will react the same after suffering sexual abuse, sudden changes in behavior may be cause for concern. If your child exhibits sudden physical or emotional changes, contact a child psychologist or other medical professionals. Professional testimonies will be crucial to defining the extent of sexual abuse your child has experienced at their daycare facility.

What Can I Do If My Child Has Been Sexually Abused at Daycare?

As your child’s parent or legal guardian, you have the right to act as a surrogate for your child’s protection by filing a childcare sexual abuse lawsuit against your child’s abuser and their daycare center (if applicable). With the help of an experienced child injury lawyer, you can press criminal or civil charges to seek criminal conviction or financial compensation for the trauma your child and family have suffered. Before contacting an attorney, make sure your child has received any emergency medical or psychological counseling they need.

File Your Lawsuit With the Texas Child Injury Lawyers at Carabin Shaw

Victims of daycare sexual abuse deserve justice for the trauma they have suffered in the form of criminal conviction or a fair financial settlement. The firm of Carabin Shaw is committed to working tirelessly to represent the rights of Dallas trauma victims throughout the entire legal process.

When you hire a Carabin Shaw child sexual abuse attorney serving Dallas Tx, you can expect:

  • An attorney with specialty practice areas in Texas child abuse law
  • A staff of English and Spanish-speaking staff available 24/7
  • Resources to investigate the circumstances of your child’s abuse
  • Contingent-fee structures for all clients
  • A no-cost, no-obligation initial consultation
  • A client-first approach from the very start
Free Case Review/Initial Consultation

If you are interested in learning how the qualified Texas child injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw can help you seek justice for your child, call our office toll-free at 800-862-1260 to schedule your case review.

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