By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Jordan Everhart, a 21 year old Idaho man, was arrested on a felony injury to a child charge. Everhart was accused of physically abusing and 18 month old child. Everhart was babysitting his girlfriend’s child when the toddler was rushed to St. Lukes Regional Hospital. A rescue team rushed to the child’s home, after they received a call regarding an unconscious child. Paramedics assessed the child and determined the injuries were consistent with head trauma. The child underwent surgery, however she did not survive.
There are several risk factors for child abuse, these include, parental drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, lack of parenting skills, mental illness, lack of parenting supports and stress. It is important to be able to recognize these risks factors and report any suspected abuse or neglect to the police or social welfare office for the State where the incident toook placer There are several agencies and programs that are available to help families that are at rick for child abuse. For more information see, Idaho Toddler Dies as a Result of Physical Abuse According to Medical Examiner.]