As a parent, you are always careful to support your baby’s head when you put him down for a nap. But what you may not realize is that trauma to the head and neck is exactly what makes shaken baby syndrome so dangerous to an infant—and why it so often results in death.
A baby’s neck muscles are not strong enough to support his head until he is several months old. When a baby is shaken, his head will often move uncontrollably back and forth, causing his brain to move about violently in the skull. This can cause a number of injuries, from ruptured blood vessels to contusions or even bleeding in the baby’s brain.
Abusive head trauma in Kentucky infants can often cause irreversible injuries, including:
- partial or total hearing loss
- spinal injury causing paralysis
- developmental delays or impairments
- learning disabilities
- attention deficits
- difficulty processing speech
- memory problems
- severe mental disabilities
- cerebral palsy
In some cases, children who have sustained serious shaking injuries will not show symptoms until years after the trauma occurred. Many children have not been diagnosed with their conditions until a teacher mentioned a learning disability, leaving parents to question how their children could have suffered the head trauma that will affect their child for years to come.
If your child is suffering from baby brain damage in KY, we can help you discover who is to blame. At Gray and White, we can examine the details of your case and explain your legal options at no cost to you. Call us today at 800.634.8767 or fill out the contact form on the top of this page to set up your FREE, one-on-one consultation.