In Canada, Joshua Slessor, is facing criminal charges for child abuse of his twin sons. He pled guilty for one charge of criminal negligence and two counts of failing to provide the necessities of life by harming their health and endangering their lives permanently. Sentencing will take place January 12, 2009. The twin boys were only 43 days old when they sustained the life threatening injuries consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome. At the time the babies were injured, healthcare providers discovered that there was more than one episode of child abuse prior to the last incident as there were injuries in different phases of healing.
The boys are no longer in the care of Stephanie and Joshua Slessor. Mr. Slessor admits that he did not tell his wife that he injured the babies. At the time of the crime, Mr. Slessor would not drive his wife and babies to seek medical attention when it appeared that the children needed to see a doctor. His wife did not have a driver’s license at the time. She had a learners permit only. She called her mother in-law to take her and the children to the hospital.
DO YOU HAVE A SERIOUS OR CATASTROPHIC INJURY, SPINAL CORD INJURY, BRAIN INJURY, BURN, SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME, WRONGFUL DEATH OR CHILD ABUSE CASE OR LAWSUIT AND NEED A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER OR ATTORNEY FOR A CHILD OR CHILDREN?
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Attorney Christopher Keane has devoted his Bay Area practice to representing children whose lives have been irrevocably altered by abuse, neglect, injury, or death. He is a member of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (SFCAPC), and is currently serving as the co-Vice President on their Board of Directors. The prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers has awarded Christopher Keane a top rating and, reflecting his dedication to professional excellence. In addition, Mr. Keane is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum Top Trial Lawyers in America, listed in the top 500 Plaintiff's attorneys in America by Lawdragon.com and as a principal member of Keane Law has acted as lead plaintiff’s lawyer on a number of successful multi-million dollar cases.