4-Month-Old Baby Found With Bleeding of the Brain and Retinal Hemorrhages When Picked Up From Babysitter October 1, 2009

A babysitter in Des Moines has been charged with felony child endangerment for allegedly abusing a 4-month-old baby who suffered a brain injury in the incident, according to the Des Moines Register.  Thirty-four-year-old Melissa Watts was recently arrested in connection with the tragic incident, which occurred when she was babysitting little Emiliano Ramirez.  According to the article, the baby’s grandmother arrived to pick up the child on September 15 and noticed that he looked pale.  Upon medical examination at the hospital, it was discovered that young Emiliano had bleeding of the brain and retinal hemorrhages.  In order to relieve pressure on the baby’s brain, physicians had to drill.  The child is now at home recovering.

Brain injuries are not to be taken lightly, and when they result from abuse, the legal concerns surrounding them become even more complex.  If your child or a child you know has suffered a head or brain injury and you have questions for an experienced child brain injury attorney, feel free to contact child injury lawyer Chris Keane for free answers and advice concerning your unique situation.  As an advocate for injured and abused children, Chris Keane has devoted his practice to representing children and only children in brain injury, shaken baby syndrome, and other injury and abuse cases, and he will consult with you regarding your child with compassion and professionalism.

This post was written by Logan on October 1, 2009
Posted Under: Child Brain Injuries From Abuse

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