Liability of a Daycare or Babysitter for a Child Injury

If it can be proven that injuries or death was caused by daycare negligence, an Atlanta personal injury attorney can help build a case to hold the negligent party liable. Those who are entrusted with the care of children are expected to act in a manner in which any foreseeable dangers are eliminated. Leaving a bottle of medicine out in the open, where a child may have easy access, is just one example.

When there is a failure to provide reasonable care, whatever the circumstances, this could help in establishing negligence. Evidence of serious child injury resulting from the negligent action must be established as well.

If a child is overmedicated and sleeps a little longer, although this is clearly not providing adequate care, it doesn’t necessarily warrant filing a claim. But if the child suffers injury directly related to being overmedicated, this could lead to pursuing damages with an Atlanta personal injury attorney.

Types of Compensation That Might Be Available in a Child Injury Claim

Medical bills are often among the damages in a child injury claim following daycare negligence. This may include ambulatory services, an emergency room visit, hospitalization and follow-up doctor visits. When overmedication results in fatal injuries, the parent may be able to sue for wrongful death. This could lead to other types of compensation that addresses the emotional impact of losing a child.

It’s often helpful to talk with an Atlanta personal injury attorney about the validity of a claim and the options that could be available. The Law Office of Jason R. Schultz can assist parents with their child injury claims associated with daycare negligence and overmedication. Call 404-474-0804. 

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.