TABLE 1.

Cases of Nonfall Trauma

AgeDescription of InjuryPanel Decision of Low or High ImpactCategorization of Abuse by Criteria
High Impact
 1 moBulletin board fell on headHigh impactNot definite abuse
 3 moSibling hit in head with flashlightHigh impactNot definite abuse
 7 moMother has been kicking child in headHigh impactDefinite abuse
 31 moAccidentally shot in head with handgunHigh impactNot definite abuse
 3 moHit in head with baseball at outdoor gameHigh impactNot definite abuse
 3 moHit in face with baseball at outdoor gameHigh impactNot definite abuse
 3 moMother has been “throwing child to God.” Child has been landing on a variety of surfacesHigh impactDefinite abuse
 19 moTelevision fell on headHigh impactNot definite abuse
Low impact
 9 moSibling’s head bumped child’s headLow impactNot definite abuse
 4 moHead bumped against car door while getting out of carLow impactDefinite abuse
 1 moParent’s head bumped child’s headLow impactNot definite abuse