What to Do If You Suspect Shaken Baby Syndrome
If your infant exhibits any of these symptoms and you have reason to believe someone may have shaken them, take the child to the hospital immediately and then contact the police. Your next call should then be to a skilled personal injury lawyer with experience in traumatic brain injury cases.
Aside from the emotional anguish inflicted on your family, shaken baby syndrome can lead to devastating medical bills if your child requires ongoing treatments and therapies due to permanent brain damage. Even if the at-fault party isn’t currently being criminally prosecuted, an attorney can begin an independent investigation and bring a civil case against the caregiver who shook the child.