- Formally referred to as abusive head trauma, shaken baby syndrome is a serious condition that often results in fatality.
- According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, shaken baby syndrome, by definition, is: "a form of inflicted head trauma" that occurs "when a parent or caregiver violently shakes a baby."
- Survivors of abusive head trauma often suffer long-term consequences, including problems in behavior, difficulty learning, seizures, and even blindness.
- Although symptoms of abusive head trauma range from mild to severe, with some of the more mild cases never being diagnosed, the more common symptoms include difficulty breathing, loss of appetite, lethargy, and irritability.
- The most common reason a caregiver shakes an infant or young child is a baby's inconsolable crying.
As a shaken baby syndrome and child injury lawyer, Chris Keane devotes his practice to representing injured and abused children. If you have questions for a legal advocate for injured children, feel free to contact Chris Keane at the Keane Law Firm. He will provide you with the resources your child needs and consult with you for free regarding your unique situation. 1-888-592-KIDS.
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