nonaccidental injury


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nonaccidental injury

(ˌnɒnæksɪˈdɛntəl)
n
(Sociology) social welfare damage, such as a bruise, burn, or fracture, deliberately inflicted on a child or an old person. Abbreviation: NAI See also child abuse
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There is a 95% probability fractures were caused by nonaccidental injury," he told a jury, which is also being asked to decide whether Buckley and the toddler's mother Chloe Thomas, 25, are also guilty of cruelty.
Youth versus adult "weightlifting" injuries presenting to United States emergency rooms: accidental versus nonaccidental injury mechanisms.
Extensive intraocular hemorrhage involving multiple layers, extending to the periphery of the eye globe, and presenting with retinal detachment/macular folds in young infants in the setting of acute brain injury and in the absence of a history of severe accidental trauma or underlying medical cause must be considered to be nonaccidental injury until proven otherwise (23).
The label of nonaccidental injury should not by itself be considered to constitute a basis for the removal of children without significantly more thought and consideration than is sometimes given.
Sessions on the first day discussed the developments in breast imaging in Qatar and its future challenges, imaging of the brain, imaging of the spine, and radiology of nonaccidental injury, aside from the advancement of radiology and the latest imaging technologies now available in the country.
10) Two popular pediatric textbooks use the terms nonaccidental injury or intentional head trauma to describe head injuries in children.
The lack of explanation and quiet nature of the dog meant vets suspected nonaccidental injury.