Shaken Baby Syndrome (Abusive Head Trauma)

Definition of Shaken Baby Syndrome

Infants, babies or small children who suffer injuries or death from severe shaking, jerking, pushing or pulling may have been victims of Shaken Baby Syndrome. The act of shaking a baby is considered physical abuse, as spinal, head and neck injuries often result from violently shaking young children. It has been estimated that 50% of children who are victims of Shaken Baby Syndrome die from their injuries.


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