When a child is saved from an abusive situation at a Texas daycare or school, their physical pain may not end even as the visible injuries fade and heal. In fact, because children are still developing when daycare abuse and neglect takes place, they are far more vulnerable to long-term health issues connected with their injuries.
Brain injuries and shaken baby syndrome
Head injuries can be devastating for anyone, but a head injury to a child with a still-developing brain can change the course of their life. A shaken baby may have to cope with lifelong neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and brain damage. An abused child with a head injury could face all of these issues including, physical developmental delays, delays in language, coordination and motor issues, and behavioral problems.
Perhaps the most worrisome aspect of child abuse brain injuries is that they may not be immediately noticeable in young children and that developmental issues don’t always appear until months or years after abuse.
Permanent disabilities and scarring
Broken bones heal, but sometimes abuse and neglect can leave its signs behind permanently. Just in the last few years in Texas, we have seen scarring from burn injuries, scarring from cuts, amputations, and disfigurement. These signs of abuse will never go away, and these children will look at reminders of what happened to them every day of their lives. In some cases, these lasting signs of abuse will make it more difficult for the victims to enjoy life, become gainfully employed, or have a healthy self-esteem.
Talk to a Dallas child injury attorney
At Rasansky Law Firm, we understand that it’s not just important to get compensation for your family’s medical bills – we want the party responsible for your child’s injuries to compensate your child for all of the long-term effects of their abuse and neglect. To learn more about your child injury case, call our Dallas daycare abuse attorneys today.