Medical Examiner
4505 Alberta Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79905
Phone (915) 532-1447
Fax (915) 532-6630

Office of the Medical Examiner & Forensic Laboratory

  • Never Shake a Baby!
  • 50,000 children are injured each year as a result of shaking.
  • A baby's head is large and the neck muscles are weak.
  • Shaking can result in blindness, paralysis, learning disabilities, coma or death.
  • Over 12,000 die each year.
  • If you can't deal with a crying baby, try the following:
  • Offer the baby a pacifier.
  • Take the baby for a ride in the car or stroller.
  • Call a friend, neighbor, co-worker to stay with the baby while you take a few minutes to yourself.
  • Put the baby in a safe crib and close the door, check the baby frequently.
  • Run the vacuum cleaner to drown out the crying--the noise may also sooth the baby.
  • Strong Families, Strong Future