Your baby didn’t fall. He wasn’t hurt in a car accident. Instead, the trauma that he suffered was at the violent hands of someone you trusted to protect him. When the doctors tell you that he suffered a traumatic brain injury, you can barely believe it. What does this mean? What will your child’s life be like and what can you do to help him?
The Truth about Shaken Baby Syndrome
Shaken Baby Syndrome, also known as SBS, occurs when a baby is violently shaken while held by the arms, legs, or shoulders. The shaking causes the brain to bang against the skull and causes a type of traumatic brain injury. Alternatively or additionally, the shaking can cause the baby’s head to hit something and result in a traumatic brain injury.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly all children who experience shaken baby syndrome suffer serious health consequences, and approximately 25% of the children die because of their injuries.
A baby’s crying is often identified as the trigger that led a caregiver to shake a baby. While a baby’s inconsolable crying can be frustrating, it is never an excuse or defense for child abuse.
Help Your Baby Get the Relief He Deserves with the Help of a Kentucky Brain Injury Lawyer
If a babysitter, daycare provider, or other adult has caused your child to suffer a traumatic brain injury, then it is important to know your child’s rights. It is important to get your child the help that he needs to recover, and it is important to make sure that you have the resources necessary to help your child with his medical needs, educational needs, and financial needs in the years to come.
For more information, please contact an experienced Kentucky brain injury attorney today via this website or by calling us directly at 800.634.8767 or 502.210.8942 for a FREE consultation.