My question involves injury or loss that occurred in the state of: Georgia
My daughter suffered a serious ankle sprain with torn ligaments at a cheerleading camp away from home. The injury occurred on the first day of camp and in the evening she let us know that she had fallen and had a sore ankle, and we figured since we hadn't heard anything from anyone in authority that it was minor. My daughter had been told it was minor and she seemed determined to sleep it off and hopefully be better in the morning.
However, the next night she was still in a lot of pain and sent us a picture message of her ankle (she was not allowed to call us until evening) - it was purple, huge, and obviously still hurting. We still had not heard anything from anyone official. My daughter had been told by the coach to walk around on it to keep it loose. It was late at night and she wanted to go to bed, otherwise we would have picked her up that night.
The camp was over the next morning and we picked her up and took her to the doctor in the afternoon who determined with MRI that a ligament was badly torn. The doctor said walking on it was the absolute worst idea and may have aggravated the injury.
I have two questions: Does the school/coach/camp have any liability for not informing us immediately of the injury to our child? Does the coach have any liability for giving such wrong-headed advice?