Child Abuse

Recent Jury Verdict in Forsyth County Highlights the Dangers of Abusive Head Trauma, AKA “Shaken Baby Syndrome”

November 5th, 2015

Abusive Head Trauma, also known as Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), is an extremely serious threat to the health and safety of thousands of infants and small children in the United States. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has concluded that Abusive Head Trauma, often caused by violently shaking a baby, is the leading cause of…

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David Daggett Speaks on Parental Right Laws and Child Abuse

October 23rd, 2014

Frank Mickens: All right. A whole lot involved in cases like this. The law on parental rights, the rights of the child. So okay, when is discipline now child abuse? I have some experts here, Susan Spidell, Director of Family Support Services with Family Service of The Piedmont, and attorney David Daggett, with Daggett and Shuler Law. All right. So Sue, let’s start with you….

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David Daggett Speaks to WFMY News 2 on Discipline, Abuse, Family & The Law

September 16th, 2014

On Friday, September 12th, the National Football League was once again rocked by news that star player Adrian Peterson had surrendered himself to authorities in Texas pending charges of Reckless or Negligent Injury to a Child. Peterson is alleged to have harshly disciplined his four year-old son to the point that medical intervention became necessary. In light of these developments, Greensboro’s own WFMY News 2…

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Child Abuse – Know Your Family’s Rights

August 20th, 2014

Child abuse is a sensitive issue and should be discussed and handled with great care. According to North Carolina’s Division of Child Development, abuse occurs when a parent or caregiver injures or allows another to injure a child physically or emotionally. Abuse may also occur when a caregiver puts a child at risk of serious injury or allows another to put a child at risk…

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