Today, we want to talk to parents about life-altering injuries at daycare and what your rights are after your child has suffered from one. Unfortunately, children can fall victim to serious injuries at daycare, especially when being cared for by negligent daycare centers and teachers. So, let’s start with the basics.
What’s considered a life-altering injury? A life-altering injury means it affects the everyday life of the person injured. Life-altering injuries can range from physical injuries to emotional, mental, and psychological ones. Examples of physical life-altering injuries that happen from daycare abuse and neglect include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Or broken bones
Examples of emotional, mental, and psychological life-altering injuries that can be caused by dangerous daycares include:
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, known as PTSD
- Severe anxiety
- Or depression
These injuries can happen in a number of ways, including:
- Bottle warmer burns
- Being left outside
- Being locked in a hot van
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Finger trapping in doors
- Furniture tipovers
- Shaken baby syndrome
- Allergic reactions
- Unauthorized medication
- And improper punishments, like humiliation or being locked in a dark room
If your child suffered from a life-altering injury at daycare, it’s important to follow these steps.
First, ensure that they get proper medical care. Whether that’s for a physical injury or a psychological one, treatment is key to ensuring your child begins healing and moving forward. Next, you’ll need to file a report with the proper authorities. That may include Texas Health and Human Services and the Department of Family and Protective Services. You may also need to file a police report.
The police will get involved if criminal acts are being committed against your child. And finally, it’s essential that you speak to a daycare injury attorney. Attorneys who have experience in this practice area know the complexities and nuances of daycare injuries and injuries involving kids. They’re able to determine what is needed to help your family recover. If you’re not quite sure on where to begin, our team has created a free guide, called Five Steps to Take After a Daycare Injury.
Be sure to download it using this link. Although you can’t change what this daycare did to your child, you may be able to hold them accountable and get the recovery your child needs to move forward. Contact our daycare injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm to see how you can get justice today.