Shaken Baby Syndrome – What Are the Personal Injuries Associated with Shaken Baby Syndrome?

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Babies continue to suffer serious personal injuries as a result of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Parents, caregivers, baby sitters, day care providers, and child care providers should never shake a baby as a form of discipline or as a measure to quiet a child. It is well known by pediatricians, neurologists, and other medical providers that shaking a baby can result in a serious child personal injury including:

*traumatic brain injury;
*brain swelling;
*brain damage;
*subdural hematoma (bleeding);
*mental retardation;
*developmental delays;
*vision problems / blindness;
*hearing loss;
*paralysis;
*learning disabilities; and
*death.

(See Shaken Baby Syndrome Goes Beyond the Family.)

Babies and infants will cry and become fussy. Keep this mind when caring for a child. Also, keep in mind that babies and infants are very fragile. This is especially true as to the development of the brain. Do not put a child at risk by shaking the child.

If a child has suffered serious personal injury as a result of being a victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome, the incident should be reported to the local police and the Department of Children and Families. In addition, the child may benefit from legal representation by a Florida Child Injury Lawyer if there is insurance or other means to obtain compensation for the child’s past medical expenses and future medical expenses for therapy and education.