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What compensation can my daughter recover through a child abuse lawsuit in Florida?

 

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If your daughter was abused sexually, physically, or verbally, there are many damages that can be pursued in a Florida child abuse lawsuit. The compensation can vary from case to case, depending on the case specifics. Typically, child abuse damages available to victims include direct financial costs due to physical injuries sustained by your child. For example, if your daughter was a victim of physical abuse, she may have suffered a broken arm or other physical injuries that she required medical attention.

Your child and family will need to seek compensation for all medical expenses related to the abuse. This can include compensation for an ER visit, doctor’s visits, tests, surgery, physical therapy, and more. If your child suffered a permanent physical injury or disability as a result of the abuse, she may be entitled to future medical costs as well.

Compensation for mental trauma may also be pursued in abuse cases. Because abuse can cause a child to relive the trauma, your daughter should be able to collect compensation for mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, and loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life. Additionally, your daughter will need to seek professional treatment to learn how to heal mentally and emotionally. Seeing a psychiatrist or counselor can be very expensive and these costs that should be compensated in a child abuse lawsuit.

Parents of children who have been abused may also have rights to recover, depending on the case. For more information about damages available in your case, call a knowledgeable Sarasota child injury lawyer at the Mallard Law Firm (888-409-3805) to learn more. You can also receive a complimentary copy of our book, When the Unthinkable Happens: Your Guide to Florida Child Abuse. Simply fill out a short form on this website and get your free copy today.