Personal Injury Lawyers

Serving Chicago Illinois

Types of Child Abuse and Neglect

Our child abuse attorneys know what to look for, how to help

There's nothing more upsetting or disturbing than child abuse and neglect. Instead of growing up in a safe, welcoming environment, some children live in constant fear of being abused or neglected by the very adults responsible for raising them.

That's not right. That's why we take such a firm stance against child neglect and abuse at The Deratany Firm in Chicago. Our experienced child abuse lawyers know what to do because we have been handling such complex cases nationwide for years.

We know how to deal with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) as well as other social services agencies. We know what steps need to be taken to get a child out of an abusive environment. And we're prepared to do the work that needs to be done to protect a child's rights.

Types of child abuse and neglect

Abuse and neglect involving children can cover a wide range. Some of the most common - and often most serious - types of child abuse and child neglect cases involve:

Child abuse

Physical abuse

  • Hitting a child
  • Shaking a child
  • Burning a child with a hot object

Psychological abuse

  • Constantly yelling at a child
  • Ignoring a child
  • Withholding love from a child

Sexual abuse

  • Touching a child inappropriately
  • Sexual intercourse with a child
  • Indecent exposure to a child

Child Neglect

Physical Neglect

  • Leaving a child along for long periods of time
  • Not feeding a child enough food
  • Poor hygiene

Emotional neglect

  • Regularly ignoring a child
  • Threatening a child with severe punishment
  • Regularly insulting a child

If something seems wrong, take action. Report suspected abuse to a social services agency such as the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Or simply call 9-1-1 or contact our law firm. We can steer you in the right direction. We're here to help stop child abuse and neglect.

Rely on our child abuse attorneys for justice

You might not want to get involved in a child abuse or neglect case. Some people might think it's not their place to speak out. But the reality is if you don't do so, the abuse will likely continue and may even get worse.

By making a call and taking action, you could genuinely be making a difference in a child's life. Simply calling a child abuse hotline might get a child out of an abusive environment and into a safe foster home or another alternative setting.

You're doing a good thing by taking action to protect a child's rights. And we can help you every step of the way. Contact us to learn more about how an experienced child abuse attorney can help. Schedule a free consultation with us.