In Shasta County, the criminal trial of Jimmy Lee Shasteen ended with a hung jury. Mr. Shasteen was arrested in April 2008 for charges related to child cruelty causing great bodily harm; after his 4-month-old infant daughter was taken emergently to Mercy Medical Center for symptoms related to a head injury and multiple fractured bones. The infant was transferred to University of California at Davis Medical Center in Sacramento for critical care. The mother was not charged in the case. The infant was released to relatives.
Adults at risk for committing child abuse include adults with poor coping skills, unrealistic expectations, substance abuse, former victims of abuse and adults with mental health problems. Environmental factors that usually culminate in abusive events include social isolation, dysfunctional family characteristics and socio-economic burdens.
A child has been severely injured. The Keane Law Firm represents children that have been catastrophically injured from Shaken Baby Syndrome. Please call us, the Shaken Baby law firm for a timely case evaluation at 888-592-KIDS or 415-398-2777. You may visit our website at www.keanelaw.com – we will determine the facts of the case and file a claim to hold those responsible to pay for the damages to protect the injured child’s future interests. In a Shaken Baby lawsuit, we will recover for pain, suffering, disability, disfigurement, medical bills, hospital bills, home health care costs, rehabilitation costs, nursing care, transportation costs, future lost income and wages.