Washington Shaken Baby Syndrome Lawyers
Most people do no associate shaken baby syndrome (SBS) with the topic of birth injuries. While it is true that most victims of SBS fall within the age range of 3 and 8 months, newly born infants all the way up to children of age 4 years may be traumatized and harmed by violent shaking. It is extremely important that hospitals employ patient and calm workers that will not resort to violence to quiet an upset newborn. Unfortunately, some institutions do hire negligent individuals who will shake babies when they get frustrated.
If your child has been a victim of this type of abuse, then you have a right to confront the responsible party in court. The Washington shaken baby syndrome lawyers of Fuller & Fuller can help you determine who is ultimately responsible for your child’s injuries and take legal action against this person or entity. Call our offices today at 800-570-4878 to schedule an appointment.
Injuries Caused by Violent Shaking
Parents, babysitters, medical professionals, and supervisors of all sorts are always warned to never shake a baby. Because of the shape and development stage of babies, they are very susceptible to suffering severe brain trauma from the violent, whiplash motion created by roughly shaking an infant. The brain has not fully developed and does not fill the entire cranium, the neck muscles are not strong enough to stabilize the head as it moves back and forth, and the head is large and heavy compared to the rest of the child’s body. Victims typically exhibit the following signs of brain damage:
- Discolored skin
- Inability to breathe
If you notice that your child has the above symptoms, then you should seek immediate medical aid.
It may not always be easy to determine who is responsible for causing shaken baby syndrome in your child. However, shaken baby syndrome is never without a guilty person. Babies cannot suffer the injuries associated with SBS by being carried around or falling down. Hospital workers and staff members who get frustrated with a child’s crying may pick up the infant and shake it out of frustration. In this case, the hospital may be at fault for employing such an unstable and violent worker. Physicians may do the same thing if they experience frustration with a child’s whining.
It is important that the responsible party is determined correctly in order for effective legal action to be taken. Call the Washington shaken baby syndrome lawyers of Fuller & Fuller today to find out more about determining responsibility in these types of birth injury cases.
If your child suffered shaken baby syndrome from abuse by a negligent hospital worker or physician, then you deserve to pursue damages from the responsible party. Contact the Washington shaken baby syndrome lawyers of Fuller & Fuller today at 800-570-4878 to speak with one of our highly qualified attorneys about your situation.