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can I file a lawsuit against headstart??
by Anonymous
November 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Last year around this time my two younger kids were in headstart. My youngest who was three at the time is a diabetic. I had to sit through every breakfast and lunch with him at headstart to check is blood sugar and give him insulin because they legally could not. After a simple doc appointment we switch to giving him his shots in his legs and butt area because the doc said his arms needed to heal. (the arms were the only spot our son would allow a shot on a daily basis) headstart new we changed where we were giving him his shots. Right after we changed that I was contacted in person at the headstart building by cps. They said there allegations that the bruises on my son's arms were from physical abuse. The case was closed right away because it was clear the bruises were caused by insulin shots. After the meeting the teacher of my kids class would not talk to me, make eye contact, stayed clear of me, and avoided me at all cost. I knew someone from that building called cps on me and I know they knew those bruises were from the shots and not us physically harming our child. I know it has been a year but could I have done something about the false claim in a legal sense to headstart/teacher for this?


ETA: I dont want to do anything about it now. I was just curious if there was something I could have done about it when it happened. That is all.

Replies

  • smushy79
    November 20, 2012 at 12:39 PM

     I doubt it. Why have you waited so long?

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    November 20, 2012 at 12:39 PM
    No, there is no legal recourse for false abuse allegations, unless it is a repeated thing and becomes harrassment.
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    November 20, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    idk...slander maybe.  bump

  • MamaHome
    November 20, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    No. Those complaints are protected by anonymity and to file defamation charges you would have to have indisputable evidence concerning who filed that claim and CPS will not give you that info....

  • asmalltowngirl
    November 20, 2012 at 12:40 PM
    Why would you file a lawsuit?
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    November 20, 2012 at 12:41 PM
    Didnt believe I could file anything about false claims.

    Quoting smushy79:

     I doubt it. Why have you waited so long?

  • mrsjonzy
    November 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    No, sorry. 

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    November 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM
    No, you can't. You're SOL
  • adulation
    November 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    probably not considering that teachers and childcare workers are required by law in some states to report signs of abuse.  if the particular person who reported it didn't know about the insulin, they were just doing their job. the issue was resolved.  move on.

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous - Original Poster
    November 20, 2012 at 12:42 PM
    I probably cant now. It is most likely past the statute of limitations. I just want to know if I could have.

    Quoting asmalltowngirl:

    Why would you file a lawsuit?

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