Kankakee Shaken Baby Syndrome Attorney
The labor and delivery of a child is a physically stressful event for both a mother and her baby. If a child endures this process without significant injury, parents may assume that the majority of danger has passed. Unfortunately, though, there are many instances of medical malpractice that may result in serious injury and health problems for infants after birth. Shaken baby syndrome is an example of this type of careless behavior and can lead to severe complications for the child.
Anyone that has seen their child suffer from an injury understands the fear and the stress associated with this type of incident. If your child has developed shaken baby syndrome as a result of improper handling or treatment from a hospital staff member, you may be eligible for financial compensation for related medical expenses. Contact the Kankakee shaken baby syndrome lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., at (815) 929-9292 to discuss your case with a knowledgeable attorney today.
Signs of Shaken Baby Syndrome
When a baby is violently shaken, dropped, or otherwise mishandled, the weak muscles in their neck may not be able to support the head in a way that prevents injury. Infants that are subjected to this treatment can suffer from whiplash. Additionally, this motion can cause the brain to repeatedly hit against the inside of the skull. This can lead to brain damage, which may manifest as:
- Blue tinge to the skin
- Lack of energy
- Inability to focus eyes
- Repeated vomiting
Effects from shaken baby syndrome can be long-lasting and require extensive medical treatment. In some cases, the brain damage can be permanent.
If you or someone you love has seen their child suffer from shaken baby syndrome or a related injury, contact the Kankakee shaken baby syndrome attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., at (815) 929-9292. We may be able to help you take legal action against the careless medical professional that caused this unnecessary harm to your family.