By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Nebraska and other States, parents rely on day care centers, babysitters, and schools to supervise their children and keep them safe. Unfortunately, in some instances, these child care providers neglect children under their care and cause serious personal injuries to children and sometimes even death. In Nebraska, a babysitter was sentenced to a prison term of up to 4 years. Pamela Johnson pleaded no contest to the charges of intentional child abuse and first degree assault on a child. Law enforcement officials and prosecutors pursued the case based on evidence that showed that the child victim had injuries consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome. See Nebraska Babysitter Sentenced in Child Abuse Case.
Shaken Baby Syndrome is a serious condition that is caused essentially when a person shakes a baby and thereby causes brain injury to the child. When supervising, babysitting, monitoring, and / or disciplining a child, it a vital that the caregiver NEVER EVER shake the child. First, it is not an effective way to discipline a child. More importantly, it can and does cause permanent and serious personal injuries to the child.
See also Parents of Shaken Baby Syndrome – Mission to Increase Penalties for Unlicensed Day Care Centers and for Violation of Day Care Center Regulations in Washington State and Omaha Nebraska Day Care Provider Charged with Child Abuse – Shaken Baby Syndrome.