Shaken Baby Syndrome as a Birth Injury

If a newborn should ever be shaken unnecessarily by a medical professional, there is a substantial risk that the child may develop shaken baby syndrome (SBS). Typically the result of some form of negligence, any medical professional who causes a child to develop the complications of SBS—inadvertently or otherwise—may be held financially accountable for any resulting pain and suffering on behalf of the child and family.

Symptoms Associated With Shaken Baby Syndrome

As the symptoms of shaken baby syndrome may not be immediately apparent, and as you may not have directly witnessed a medical professional inadvertently shake your newborn, it is critical that shaken baby syndrome is identified as early on in the process as possible. Among the symptoms that are most commonly associated with shaken baby syndrome are as follows:

  • Coma
  • Tremors
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty breathing properly
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Irregular eating habits
  • Irritability

It is critical that you seek immediate medical attention for your child if they display any of the above listed symptoms; your child’s doctor should be better able to determine whether your child suffers from shaken baby syndrome.

Contact an Atlanta Birth Injury Lawyer

The Atlanta legal team at Ausband & Dumont is committed to holding any careless medical professional who engages in medical malpractice responsible for his or her actions, especially in regards to an injury as avoidable as shaken baby syndrome. To discuss your options with one of our experienced lawyers, please call our Atlanta offices at (404) 812-0051 today.