battered baby


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A young child, often under age 3, who has been repeatedly and severely neglected by caretakers. Battered children have signs of multiple episodes of trauma—e.g., subdural haematomas, fractures, bruises in various stages of healing—often with failure to thrive and chronic malnutrition

battered baby

A baby or child whose body provides evidence of physical abuse such as bruises, cuts, scars, fractures, or abdominal visceral injuries that have occurred at various times in the past.
See: battered child syndrome
See also: baby
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1 ( ANI ): Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) trauma centre on Wednesday said that the medical condition of two-year-old battered baby Falak remains very critical, and added that her chances of survival are quite weak.
A DAD tried to kill himself three times when he found out his battered baby was being put up for adoption.
After the initial assault the battered baby was sent home from hospital by mistake right back into his abuser's hands.