Is it necessary to prove that someone intentionally injured a baby in a shaken baby syndrome case?

No.  The Keane Law Firm handles shaken baby syndrome cases that result in civil lawsuits, not just criminal cases.  Civil lawsuits related to abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome) focus on instances of negligence rather than crimes, meaning that it is not necessary to prove that someone "intended" to injure the baby.  What is at question in a civil lawsuit for shaken baby syndrome, rather, is whether a person or employee failed to care properly for a baby or child.  While the person charged for shaking a baby may successfully avoid criminal conviction, that person can still be held liable for your child's injuries in a civil case of shaken baby syndrome.  If the jury finds that the person in questions failed to use reasonable care when handling your baby, the person may be responsible for the resulting injuries.

The Keane Law Firm can represent a baby who has been shaken in civil court even if the criminal defendant is found "not guilty" or if the case is not brought to trial.  If you believe that your baby or a baby you know may be suffering from shaken baby syndrome, contact our firm with your most pressing and concerning questions.  We will answer your questions for free with compassion and professionalism and provide you with the resources you need to determine whether you should pursue a civil case.  1-888-592-KIDS (1-888-592-5437).

For more information regarding the condition, visit Chris Keane's website devoted entirely to the subject:  Shaken Baby Syndrome Blog.

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