Child abuse can be physically, emotionally and psychologically scarring.
Experience, professionalism and expertise are critical for an attorney to successfully represent your family in a child abuse action. Child abuse cases can be difficult for an inexperienced lawyer. Our attorneys at Nordean Law have been protecting the rights of abused children across the state for many years now, and we can assure you of protecting your rights as well.
What Constitutes Child Abuse?
Child abuse is defined as anything that puts a child’s emotional and/or physical health and development in danger. Abuse can either be physical, emotional, and sexual or neglect.
Children’s physical abuse:
- Any other type of bodily harm
Emotional child abuse can interfere with the mental health and social development of a child, and they include:
- Making fun of, belittling or embarrassing the child
- The use of vulgar language towards the child
- Name calling
- Shouting or yelling at the child
Sexual abuse refers to any sexual misconduct that occurs between an adult and a child. This includes:
- Forced viewing of sexual acts
- Sexual videos, games, pictures or other images
- Any other lustful conduct
Child abuse in the form of neglect occurs when the guardian fails to diligently carry out activities that can aid the child’s development. Child abuse in form of neglects include:
- Poor hygiene
- Improper supervision
- Negligent medical care
- Inadequate nourishment or apparel
- Unsafe housing
If you’re a victim of child abuse or knows someone who is, contact us to see if you have a legal action against the abuser.
Don’t keep the abuse to yourself. Get in touch with our experienced child abuse attorneys today to set up a complimentary consultation. 888-254-3222