Kenneth A. Brown, Ph.D. ::::
Case Synopsis: In early summer, a young mother purchased an infant stroller at a local store. With the infant safely strapped in the new stroller, she walked for about an hour, stopping twice to comfort her baby who was crying and appeared uncomfortable. When they arrived at the grandparent’s house, the mother checked the infant’s diaper to see if that was the cause of the crying and noticed red welts on the baby’s thigh and buttocks. The mother washed off the red areas; however, the condition worsened that night. The next morning the mother took her infant to the emergency room and was informed that the infant had 2nd and 3rd degree chemical burns on her buttocks and thigh. The mother checked the stroller and found a thick, green substance under the seating pad as well as on top of the seating pad. Over the next several months, the infant required several skin graft operations and had long periods of painful recovery which resulted in permanent scars.