- difficulty breathing or no breathing at all
- irritability (to the extreme)
- weak limbs or rigidity in the arms and legs
- lack of consciousness or decrease in alertness
- inability to swallow or suck
- difficulty eating (poor feeding)
- stopped heart
For a list of some of the long-term consequences of shaken baby syndrome, click here.
As illustrated above, abusive head trauma is not to be taken lightly; it can result in serious side effects, even immediately. On the other hand, some victims of shaken baby syndrome do not demonstrate signs of the condition right away. No matter what, if you believe your child has been shaken, contact a physician immediately. For more information on the condition or help receiving the best medical care for your child, feel free to contact child injury lawyer Chris Keane. 1-888-592-KIDS.