Has Your Child Experienced Abuse In A Day Care Center?

When you entrust the care of your child to a day care facility, you are assuming that he or she is in safe hands. You most likely did a fair amount of due diligence before deciding on a day care provider, so in your mind, your child will be adequately cared for. Still, it is a sad reality that child abuse occurs in these facilities, and assigning blame is sometimes a layered process.

When day care abuse happens, the attorney you turn to matters. These cases can be delicate, and our lawyers at Rehmeyer & Allatt treat them with appropriate care. If your child has suffered abuse at a day care facility in the State College area, we can advise you on how to move forward with legal action.

Recognizing Signs Of Abuse

Child care abuse can arise from a variety of circumstances, but day care negligence is a common culprit. Even if a facility offers a convincing facade of safety, your child's day care injury may stem from abuse by an employee. Common warning signs of day care abuse include:

  • Fear of a particular day care employee. If your child routinely expresses fear of a day care worker, there may be a larger issue at play.
  • Traumatic nightmares. If your child is suddenly consumed by bad dreams or night terrors, he or she could be experiencing abuse.
  • Inattentive workers. If it seems like the employees are not engaged, be it by looking at their phones or excessively chatting with co-workers, this could be a sign of child care negligence.
  • Attempts by your child to run away. If your child makes efforts to escape the day care center, there could be a good reason.

Acknowledging that your child has been the victim of child abuse is not easy. You should know, however, that a personal injury lawsuit may be a possibility for you and your family. At Rehmeyer & Allatt, our attorneys can consult with you discreetly to assess your most optimal path going forward.

Learn More About Your Legal Options Today

Start holding your negligent day care provider accountable today. Call us at 814-343-0453 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys. You may also email us to arrange for an appointment. We proudly serve clients throughout central Pennsylvania.