Pediatrician says angry moment can damage for life
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - In a single week in November, Chattanooga's A T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital treated six babies who had traumatic brain injuries from being shaken by caregivers.
Two of the six babies died.
The rash of "shaken baby" cases has alarmed pediatricians at the hospital. In response, they recently held a child abuse prevention news conference to warn of the life changing consequences of an angry moment.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that Dr. Karla Garcia said a "parent or caretaker may lose control for a moment or two, but that's all it takes to cause permanent injuries to a child."