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Chicago Shaken Baby Syndrome Lawyer

Protecting the Rights of the Accused for Over 20 Years

For parents and guardians, the thought that something tragic could happen to their infant is unimaginable. It is also inconceivable that someone would accuse a parent, guardian, or caretaker of hurting a child. Accusations of causing harm or fatal injury can be devastating and often detract from any meaningful investigation into the tragedy. 

At Pissetzky Law LLC, we are here to help. Our experienced and compassionate Chicago shaken baby syndrome lawyers have both knowledge and experience in helping those accused of a crime protect their rights. If you have been accused of causing an SBS-related death or injury, it is important to seek legal counsel immediately so that we may begin gathering evidence for your case. Our attorneys possess strong litigation skills as well as negotiation abilities to ensure you receive proper compensation for the trauma caused by SBS. 

Contact Pissetzky Law LLC today and we will work to get you the justice your child deserves. Do not hesitate to call us at (312) 883-9466 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation.

What Is Shaken Baby Syndrome?

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is a form of child abuse that occurs when an infant or young child is forcefully shaken. When the baby’s head moves quickly and violently back and forth, it can cause the brain to bleed, bruise, swell, or tear. It can also lead to permanent physical disabilities such as blindness and paralysis, cognitive issues such as learning disabilities and developmental delays, chronic health problems like seizure disorders or hearing loss as well as death in severe cases. 

Symptoms of Shaken Baby Syndrome include:

  • Extreme irritability
  • Difficulty staying awake/excessive sleepiness 
  • Vomiting 
  • Lack of appetite/difficulty eating 
  • Seizures 
  • Poor muscle tone or limpness 
  • Unusual breathing patterns 
  • Pale complexion 
  • Bruises on scalp/face 
  • Bulging fontanelles (soft spots on baby’s head) 
  • Swelling/discoloration of eyes 

Due to the severe nature of SBS, cases should be investigated correctly. False accusations not only interfere with an investigation but taking time to make baseless claims could also mean that the child does not receive the timely care they need. 

Trustworthy Counsel from Chicago Legal Professionals

At Pissetzky Law LLC, we understand the tragedy and trauma that comes with Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). We also understand the devastating nature of these cases families understandably want justice and may make claims against those they feel are responsible. Families in a crisis need answers, and their outrage is justified, but those accused of harming a child could face lasting consequences. Our firm defends the rights of the accused to ensure that due process is followed.

When clients entrust their cases to us, we work tirelessly to investigate the circumstances surrounding the claim and provide legal guidance backed by experience. We have helped countless clients protect their rights and futures in and outside of the courtroom. 

If you have been accused of causing Shaken Baby Syndrome, do not hesitate to reach out to Pissetzky Law LLC for help. Contact us today by calling (312) 883-9466 or completing our online form to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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