Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is a form of abusive head trauma (AHT) that occurs when an infant or young child is violently shaken or shaken and impacted against a hard surface. SBS can cause severe brain damage and is the leading cause of child abuse deaths. An estimated 4 U.S. children are injured by shaking or shaking and impact every day. 25% of all victims die as a direct result of their injuries.
Majority of survivors face severe, lifelong disabilities that may require 24/7 care, including:
SBS is often caused by a frustrated caregiver however any person can shake a baby and cause serious damage.
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