Day Care Abuse

Abuse or negligence by a day care, which is required to uphold high standards, can be devastating not only to your child, but also to you and your family.

When you drop your son or daughter off at daycare, you assume that your child is being taken care of in a warm and nurturing environment. Parents place a lot of trust in these facilities to educate and guide their little ones while they are out providing for their families. Day care facilities are regulated by several agencies, like Bright from the Start, and must comply with strict requirements, like staffing ratios and background checks for employees. Finding out abuse or negligence has taken place can be devastating to not only your child, but also to you and your family.

Why It Is Difficult to Know That Day Care Abuse Exist?

Abuse in daycares can go undetected and unreported because of the young age of the child, as well as the various forms it may take, such as emotional abuse or neglect, physical abuse, or sexual abuse.

What Kinds of Day Care Abuse Can Occur?

  • Falls on playground, tables, or beds
  • Accidents because of negligence of staff member
  • Accidents arise because of improper supervision
  • Improper maintenance of the playground, toys, or environment
  • Food poisoning
  • Faulty equipment

What to Do After You Are Aware of Abuse?

Knowing that your child went through day care abuse is heart-breaking. But you need to know how to protects your child’s interest.

You should report the situation to the day care’s licensing office or regulating agency, such as Bright from the Start. The licensing office or the regulating agency may then investigate the daycare to determine if there are grounds for your claim. Their finding will help you to file a personal injury claim.

You should consult a lawyer to determine what is the next step for the claim. Most jurisdictions in Georgia are plaintiff friendly jurisdictions in day care abuse cases. Talk with an attorney and figure out what could help you to get maximum reimbursement. In this way, you could protect the interest of your children.


Our firm take day care abuse incidents very seriously. As a father, Kevin Patrick knows that you just want to protect your children, and he will fight for your child, their future, and your family as if he were protecting his own family. We promise to guide you through this stressful time with the care and sensitivity this kind of case deserves.


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