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.
Shaken Baby Syndrome (Abusive Head Trauma)
Definition of Shaken Baby Syndrome