What happens when the daycare that was caring for your infant failed to keep them safe? If your infant was the victim of a catastrophic injury at daycare, be sure to follow these steps.
First, seek medical attention immediately. Serious injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones, need to be treated right away. Many of the most severe injuries can’t be seen – and the younger the child is, the less likely it is that they can tell you what’s wrong.
Once your child has received medical attention, notify the proper authorities. First, you’ll want to report the incident and injuries to the state childcare licensing division. The state will conduct an independent investigation to see if any violations of the minimum standards caused the injuries to your child. The state investigation can lead to the enforcement of corrective measures to make sure this doesn’t happen to another child in their care.
If you’re not quite sure how to report the incident to the proper state entity, go to the link below. We’ve provided information for reporting daycare incidents in all 50 states.
If you believe there was any criminal intent, then the second authority you need to call is the police. The police will conduct their own investigation related to criminal charges, and that’s separate from the daycare licensing investigation.
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And finally, contact our daycare injury attorneys.
As daycare injury attorneys, we have the experience, tools, and resources to help you and your family get the help you need when dealing with the aftermath of a catastrophic injury to your child.
As part of our ongoing core value of education, we offer a free 5-step guide on what to do after a daycare injury. It provides families with information to help make decisions after a serious daycare injury.
If you have more questions, reach out to us. We’re here to help you keep moving forward.