Just a few seconds of shaking an infant can cause irreversible brain damage. Many 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, learning problems or behavior issues
  • Mental retardation
  • Seizure disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
Oct. 18, 2014