Just a few seconds of shaking an infant can cause irreversible brain damage. About half the children affected by shaken baby syndrome die. Survivors of shaken baby syndrome may require lifelong medical care for conditions such as:

  • Partial or total blindness
  • Hearing loss
  • Developmental delays or learning problems
  • Mental retardation
  • Seizure disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
Oct. 26, 2011