Whether we have children ourselves or not, we all probably have children in our lives that we do not want to see harmed. When we make the choice to put a child into a daycare or let a licensed childcare provider care for them, we never think anything bad will happen.

However, if you need a Columbus childcare provider negligence attorney, let the team at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers get to work immediately. We will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation that you and your child deserve.

Childcare Providers Should Be Licensed

You should never leave your child with a childcare provider who is not licensed. In Ohio, you can use government resources that available to ensure that you are leaving your child in the hands of personnel who are trained and at a facility that has been inspected. A licensed program follows state and federal requirements and ensures that staff and volunteers are trained and have completed background checks.

  • Always perform your own walkthrough at a childcare provider facility before making a decision to leave your child there.

Unfortunately, there are still times when children can experience problems at a facility. We know that the following can occur:

  • A child’s basic needs are not met (food, water, hygiene, medical care, etc.)
  • Children may not be properly supervised
  • Verbal abuse by childcare providers
  • Physical or sexual abuse at the hands of childcare providers or other children

Parents and guardians have a major role to play when it comes to preventing and detecting these incidents. First, if a facility or childcare provider is hesitant to allow you to walk through the facility or discourages drop-ins, this should be a red flag that something is wrong.

Parents and guardians also need to be aware of the following:

  • Changes in a child’s mood, behavior, or appetite
  • Cleanliness of their child after leaving daycare
  • Whether their child is always thirsty or hungry when they get home from daycare
  • Any unexplained scrapes or bruises on a child’s body
  • Bedwetting that was not present before their child started daycare

If you notice any of the above or suspect that your child has been abused, contact law enforcement immediately. Doing so will allow for an investigation to begin and could prevent other children from being harmed at the hands of a staff member.

Let Us Help You And Your Child

This is something that no parent or guardian should ever have to deal with. If your child has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a childcare provider, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible.

At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, we are ready to investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include coverage for:

  • Any medical expenses for your child
  • Compensation for any counseling needed
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages against the people or agency responsible

When you need a Columbus childcare provider negligence lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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