Indiana Lawyers for Daycare Sexual Abuse Victims
Entrusting the care of your child to another person is something most parents do at some point. Parents place their trust in daycare providers to safeguard their children when they return to the workforce. In-home daycare providers and daycare facilities have a big responsibility to provide supervision, play, and a safe environment for the children in their care. Any contact that is sexual in nature whether it be physical contact, sharing obscene images with a child, discussing sexual acts with a child, taking inappropriate photos or videos of a child, or exposing oneself to a child is considered sexual abuse.
Victims of childhood sexual abuse can suffer serious trauma and experience depression, anxiety, nightmares, fear of other people, failure to form relationships, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to name a few issues. Licensed mental health professionals can offer a variety of psychiatric therapies to help a child heal and cope with the trauma of sexual abuse. In some cases, life-long therapy is necessary for the child to deal with developmental issues that arise after the abuse.
It is important the children are educated and understand when to talk to an adult or parent about any sexual abuse that may have occurred. Parents should be aware of symptoms that may indicate their child is a victim of sexual abuse and take appropriate measures to open a dialogue with their child and get them whatever help is necessary.
Sexual abuse at a daycare
A developmentally challenged pre-teen child was sexually abused by an adult stranger while at an institutional daycare facility. The adult stranger was not an employee of the facility and gained unauthorized access to the children and committed this act. In another case, an infant was sexually assaulted at a daycare by one of the company’s employees. The parents discovered signs of abuse and immediately sought treatment for their child and pursued legal action against the daycare for failing to properly supervise its employees and ensure the safety of the children in its care. Yet another daycare sexual abuse case involved a child under the age of ten years who was sexually abused by an adult employee of the before and after school daycare program they attended. The parents discovered this abuse through conversations with their child and sought treatment for their child and chose to pursue legal action to get compensation to help their child with the necessary therapy to treat this trauma.
Indiana Sexual Abuse Lawyers
If you, your child, or someone else you know is a victim of sexual abuse or molestation, contact us. Our attorneys have been trained by mental health professionals so as to not revictimize the Plaintiff when telling his or her story. We have helped many families get compensation to pay for the help they need in order to heal after sexual abuse. We understand the sensitive nature of this type of lawsuit and prioritize our clients’ privacy and trust while fighting to get them the compensation they need to assist them in healing and coping from sexual abuse.