The investigation of this death, as with other SBS deaths, will focus on a combination of autopsy findings, medical records/radiology studies and witness statements. Some of the medical findings they might look for include subdural hemorrhage, retinal hemmorhage and perhaps, pre-existing injuries consistent with prior child abuse. This could include fractures, bruises, oral trauma or other unexplained injury which may be inconsistent with a baby's developmental stage. If there is pre-existing signs of abuse, then the investigation should next turn to who had access to the child and what was his/her explanation for the damage.
Christopher Keane and The Keane Law Firm focus their legal services on cases of child abuse, including shaken baby syndrome (SBS) and abusive head trauma.