Monday, July 13, 2009

Child Permanently Blind in One Eye and Weak in One Leg, Father Receives Sentence for Shaking Baby

A young girl is now permanently blind in one eye and has limited mobility in one leg as a result of being shaken at only 28 days old by her father in Colorado, according to The Greely Tribune online.  Thursday, July 9, Christopther Dahl pled guilty to third-degree child abuse and was sentenced by a Weld District Court judge to spend six years in a community corrections facility.  Following the August 2008 incident of shaken baby syndrome, which resulted in serious injury to the infant, Dahl failed to seek immediate medical care for his daughter Nichole.  Although his estranged wife and her father requested that the judge send Dahl to prison for the maximum time he could serve, Dahl's previously clean record, an apology for his violent behavior, and his recent participation in anger management counseling and child bonding classes were presented to the judge and resulted in the sentence to a community corrections facility rather than prison.

As an advocate for injured and abused children, shaken baby syndrome lawyer Chris Keane helps parents receive the medical care, financial resources, and community assistance their children need to recover from abusive head trauma.  If you believe that your child may be suffering a similar injury, contact Chris Keane of the Keane Law Firm for free resources and answers to your most important questions.  You may contact the Keane Law Firm online or call 1-888-592-KIDS.

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