Symptoms of Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome is a serious condition, often occurring at birth, that might result in significant brain damage. It most often involves a negligent medical practitioner shaking an infant violently, which can cause a baby’s brain to not receive enough oxygen. This condition can have many negative side effects, both for an infant and for its parents, who may suffer both financial and emotional consequences.

Common Symptoms

While the signs of shaken baby syndrome are fairly diverse, some of them are recognizable and can help parents identify this condition in their baby. Some common symptoms of shaken baby syndrome might involve:

  • Persistent vomiting
  • Body tremors
  • Extreme irritability
  • Irregular eating habits
  • Seizures
  • Coma

All of these symptoms and behaviors could be indicators that a baby is suffering from shaken baby syndrome. If a doctor or nurse was negligent during the birth process, then this condition is a tragic possibility if a baby was dangerously shaken. But parents do not have to face this situation on their own; in fact, they may be due monetary compensation.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has a baby who has developed shaken baby syndrome because of the behavior of a doctor or nurse in the delivery room, contact the qualified medical malpractice attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP today. By calling us at (617) 426-4488, you can learn more about your legal options and about how we may be able to help you sue for financial compensation, which can help you pay for any costs associated with your baby’s condition.