Shaken Baby Syndrome – A false and flawed premise ?

A group of medical experts and family justice professionals have published an open letter emphasising the gaps in scientific evidence in non accidental head injury cases where a baby has suffered the triad of injuries – retinal haemorrhages, subdural haemorrhages and ischaemic encephalopathy – otherwise commonly referred to as shaken baby syndrome SBS. It urges the court to follow the course taken by Lord JusticeJudge in the Angela Cannings appeal where he concluded that in cases where the evidence relies on high ranking medical experts who disagree with one another, it is often unwise to proceed.

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