Child Abuse

Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child or children. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department for Children and Families (DCF) define child maltreatment as any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent or other caregiver that results in harm, potential for harm, or threat of harm to a child. Child abuse can occur in a child's home, or in the organizations, schools or communities the child interacts with. There are four major categories of child abuse: neglect, physical abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, and sexual abuse.
Posts about Child Abuse
  • CPS Investigations: When to Seek Legal Help

    … If Child Protective Services (CPS) is investigating you, it’s usually because someone reported his or her beliefs that your child is neglected or abused. You may never know who made the report: perhaps it was a neighbor, a family member, a police officer, a teacher, or a doctor. Sometimes, even strangers contact CPS about their more > The post…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 14 readers -
  • Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

    … in Florida) showed that the state of Texas received a failing grade on nursing home care, and was the only state that received failing grades in six out of eight statistical measurements. Better Care’s report also showed Texas had the lowest percentage of nursing homes that showed above-average ratings in direct-care staffing. In 2011…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 22 readers -
  • Have Questions About Suing Your Daycare?

    …Considering legal action against your child’s day care due to suspected abuse of a child? While it’s ultimately up to police whether or not criminal charges are pursued in cases of daycare abuse, you may still be able to file a civil claim against the daycare facility in order to seek compensation for the damages your family suffered. Concerned…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 12 readers -
  • Being Investigated by the CPS: What to Expect

    … or psychological examination to determine if abuse occurred. They may also look for any risk of neglect or abuse occurring. After completing the investigation, CPS decides whether there was any merit to the allegation. This decision, or ruling, is called a disposition. All CPS dispositions include one for more of the following: Reason to believe: A casework…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 19 readers -
  • Medicaid Fraud Doc Accused of Harming Tots

    … with 11 felony counts of Medicaid fraud. An assistant, LaTosha Bevel-Hillsman was also arrested. She faces charges of child abuse, Medicaid fraud and practicing dentistry without a license. The latter charge stems from an allegation that she performed a surgical dental procedure on a child even though she is not a dentist or medical doctor. Booking…

    Due Diligence- 25 readers -
  • Warning Signs of Child Abuse at Daycare

    …Do you know how to recognize the signs of daycare abuse? If you suspect a daycare worker of abusing your child, our daycare abuse attorneys may be able to help. For a free consultation, call 1-877-405-4313. Warning Signs of Daycare Child Abuse When you leave your child at a daycare center, the last thing you want is for them to be abused…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Personal injury trial process

    … or event as a source of the harm or injury. There are many different situations that can result in the need to pursue a personal injury case which can include a car accident, medical malpractice, slip and fall, dog bites, assaults or abuses including elder neglect, child abuse, and domestic violence, school or daycare accidents, wrongful deaths…

    Bruning Legal- 10 readers -
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