Child crying after being abused by caregiver at daycare.The Button Law Firm Helps Family After Son Abused at Missouri Daycare

After their young son was abused at daycare, a Missouri family now has closure and can move forward thanks to a settlement secured by our attorneys at The Button Law Firm.

Our experienced daycare injury lawyers were able to hold the daycare accountable for this little boy’s mistreatment and trauma, thus preventing other children from being harmed. The settlement secured by our team will help the family cover expenses and resources needed to help the child heal.

Daycare Abuse and Breaking the Law

When a Missouri daycare skimped on hiring qualified workers—breaking state laws in the process—a young boy was mistreated and psychologically traumatized. For three weeks leading up to the incident, the daycare was being operated by an undesignated, uncertified, and unqualified individual. In addition to operating issues, for weeks, numerous workers at the facility reported concerns about the little boy’s caregiver. Reports cited the worker cursing at children, yelling in children’s faces, using degrading language, and isolating children from their peers. As you can guess from these shocking behavior reports, it turns out the worker in question was not trained to handle children, making them unsuitable for a job at a daycare facility.

Rather than discipline or provide additional training to the worker, the daycare simply ignored the horrific conduct and allowed the individual to continue interacting with the children, including the little boy in this case.

The continued mistreatment at the hands of the unqualified worker caused the little boy to suffer from stress, anxiety, restlessness, nervousness, and a decreased sense of self-esteem and self-worth. That is a lot for a little one to deal with, especially when the root of the cause was from his daycare—a place his working parents trusted and paid to keep him safe. Sadly, he would have remained a happy and trusting little boy if the daycare had put children over profits and followed the state’s daycare laws, properly staffed the facility with qualified workers, and provided a safe environment for the children in its care.

Minimum Daycare Standards

Missouri childcare facilities are required to follow strict minimum care guidelines set forth by the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services. The daycare was required to protect the children under its care. However, the daycare, in this case, failed to meet the minimum requirements when it ignored the worker’s use of inappropriate discipline methods, including physical, humiliating, and threatening punishment tactics. In addition, the daycare and its workers failed to demonstrate knowledge of the needs of the children they were responsible for. 

You can learn more about the minimum standards that daycares are required to follow here.

More Helpful Information

For guidance on navigating the aftermath of daycare injuries, explore these articles. They offer valuable insights into understanding legal rights, addressing medical concerns, and ensuring your child's safety and well-being, providing the crucial information you need to effectively handle such situations.

How The Button Law Firm Can Help Your Family with a Daycare Injury Case

If your child was abused or neglected at daycare, camp, or school, contact our compassionate child injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm. We are experienced in working on cases involving children, like this case where a boy was traumatized by an unqualified daycare worker. Our attorneys will listen to you and your child to assess the situation and determine where a daycare, camp, or school failed to protect your child in its care. Our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and we can help guide you after a traumatizing incident involving your child. We work on contingency, meaning we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form below for a free consultation.

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DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients' cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.