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Former pediatric medic arrested for fracturing son's skull

When treated at the ICU, the 4-month-old had extensive brain swelling and hemorrhages in his eyes

Huffington Post

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — A former pediatric paramedic turned himself in on Tuesday after Coral Springs Police say he abused his infant son so severely, the child had to be airlifted to a nearby intensive care unit.

Police report that on July 23, fire rescue responded to a 911 call of an infant suffering seizures. Pediatric ICU staff found that the four-month-old was suffering from a skull fracture, extensive brain swelling, and hemorrhages in his eyes and head according to the complaint affidavit. In his sworn statement, the father, Victor James Jadoo Jr., 36, of Fort Lauderdale, blamed the child's extreme injuries on his two-year-old daughter, whom he said threw a plastic toy pig at the infant.

Police say doctors treating the infant determined that the multiple hemorrhages in the child's eyes and head could not have been caused by a plastic toy thrown by a toddler. Hospital staff believe that the infant's injuries were the result of an abusive head injury, officials report, and exhibited signs of being violently shaken.

Full story: Victor Jadoo, Former Pediatric Paramedic, Arrested For Fracturing Infant Son's Skull

Photo Coral Springs Police

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