A 29-year-old man whose daughter suffers brain damage and partial blindness from a 2007 shaken baby syndrome incident was recently sentenced to eight years in prison, according to the Vindy website. The site reports that Jeremy Hendrex was living with the girl's mother at the time of the incident, when the baby was only 10-weeks-old. His daughter is now 2 years of age, but suffers permanent damage.
The symptoms and effects of shaken baby syndrome (also called abusive head trauma) are serious and can result in permanent or even fatal injuries. If you believe that your child may be suffering from abusive head trauma, seek medical care for your child immediately. Symptoms are not always evident at first, so do not wait for them to manifest before taking action.
If you have questions regarding shaken baby syndrome, contact child injury lawyer Chris Keane online or by phone at 1-888-592-KIDS.