For many parents, sending their child to daycare is an extremely difficult decision. When sending your child to daycare, you trust that he or she is in good hands. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Daycare owners and employers can act negligently, causing serious harm to the children in their care. Read on to learn more about daycare negligence in Maryland.
What are Examples of Daycare Negligence?
If daycare negligence is occurring, your child may return home with signs of abuse and/or neglect. Additionally, if you visit the daycare, you may see examples of negligence. Be sure to look out for the following signs of negligence:
- Your child started losing weight after being enrolled in daycare or regularly complains that he or she is hungry or thirsty at the end of the day
- Your child regularly returns home with scratches, bruises or other marks that could potentially indicate physical abuse
- There is broken glass or other hazardous garbage scattered about
- Mold, disturbed asbestos, or other potentially toxic materials are present
- A daycare staff member ignoring a child’s complaints or obvious signs of sickness or pain
- Neglecting to ask about a child’s food allergies
- Sometimes, daycares take in too many children for either the size of the daycare or the number of adult supervisors present
- Daycares sometimes fail to screen potential employees to ensure they are safe and capable of taking care of children
What do I do if my Child is a Victim of Daycare Negligence?
If your child has been injured and/or neglected at daycare, it is important to take the following steps:
- Take photos and videos: It is important to take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your child’s injury to occur. It is also important to take pictures and videos of your child’s injuries.
- Seek medical attention: It is important to take your child to the doctor. Doing so will allow you to obtain proof of your child’s injuries or signs of neglect. Be sure to ask your doctor for a copy of any relevant medical documents. This can play a large role in your personal injury case.
- Reach out to a personal injury attorney: Your attorney may be able to obtain further evidence, including security camera footage.
If your child is a victim of daycare negligence, you will need a dedicated attorney on your side. Our firm will advocate for you and your family and we will fight to recover the compensation you deserve. Reach out today to discuss your case.
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The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.