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Houston Shaken Baby Defense: Controversy surrounds Shaken Baby Syndrome diagnoses

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Every year, approximately 1,200 cases of Shaken Baby Syndrome are reported around the country, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. But in recent years, the diagnoses has been met with skepticism. Some in the medical community contend its symptoms also match other types of injuries, ones that don’t necessarily stem from abuse. “Shaken Baby … Continue reading Houston Shaken Baby Defense: Controversy surrounds Shaken Baby Syndrome diagnoses

Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Differential Diagnosis of Justice

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

When King Solomon resolved history’s best-known custody dispute, he implicitly divined that the death of the absent child was due to accidental infanticide, not intentional homicide.1 And his method was an early testament to truth finding. Today, the investigation of infantile death is too often accompanied by hurried accusations and false confessions.2 And the search … Continue reading Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Differential Diagnosis of Justice

National News: Why Shaken Baby Syndrome Is Dividing the Medical World

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

When murder charges were dropped last month against Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy—who cared for a 1-year-old baby in Cambridge, Mass., who died of what looked like shaken baby syndrome in 2013—it was only the second time since 2006 that the state medical examiner changed the manner of death on an autopsy. The other time? … Continue reading National News: Why Shaken Baby Syndrome Is Dividing the Medical World

Houston Shaken Baby Defense: The unsettled science of Shaken Baby Syndrome

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

For more than a decade, a growing movement of doctors and engineers has questioned the science behind Shaken Baby Syndrome, long considered a serious public health threat. Testing has been unable to conclusively show if violent shaking can produce the conditions often linked to the diagnosis — bleeding and swelling in the head and bleeding … Continue reading Houston Shaken Baby Defense: The unsettled science of Shaken Baby Syndrome

Houston Shaking Baby Defense: Shaken Baby Syndrome often caused by vaccines, not parents

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Photograph provided Natural News. It is increasingly common for parents of children with one or more of the triad of symptoms associated with so-called “Shaken Baby Syndrome” (SBS) to be automatically accused of committing child abuse. But often missing from this causal equation is any investigation into the vaccinations that children diagnosed with SBS received … Continue reading Houston Shaking Baby Defense: Shaken Baby Syndrome often caused by vaccines, not parents

Houston Shaking Baby Defense: Shaking Baby Syndrome Questioned In Court Cases

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — After 17 years in prison for an infant’s death at her San Diego daycare center, Suzanne Johnson is in the forefront of legal challenges to “shaken baby syndrome” as courts catch up with medical advances in understanding the mechanisms of childhood brain trauma. A judge last month agreed Johnson deserved to … Continue reading Houston Shaking Baby Defense: Shaking Baby Syndrome Questioned In Court Cases

Houston Shaken Baby Defense: World Renowned Neuropathologist has Career Destroyed for Disproving Shaken Baby Syndrome

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

On Friday, March 11, 2016, the General Medical Council (GMC) found UK pediatric neuropathologist and expert defense witness, Dr. Waney Squier, guilty of “misleading her peers, being irresponsible, dishonest and bringing the reputation of the medical profession into disrepute.” In a nutshell, she was found guilty of disagreeing with the medical establishment over the “science” … Continue reading Houston Shaken Baby Defense: World Renowned Neuropathologist has Career Destroyed for Disproving Shaken Baby Syndrome

Houston Shaken Baby Defense: Finally, a Judge Calls Shaken Baby Diagnosis An “Article of Faith”

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

  Almost a decade into a 20-year prison sentence for murdering a baby in her care, 43-year-old Jennifer Del Prete was ordered freed on bond late last week. The ruling is one of a growing number that reflect skepticism on the part of judges, juries, and even prosecutors about criminal convictions based on the medical … Continue reading Houston Shaken Baby Defense: Finally, a Judge Calls Shaken Baby Diagnosis An “Article of Faith”

Houston Shaken Baby Defense: Greg Abbott Death Watch & Shaken Science

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Photograph Provided The Austin Chronicle. To have his federal habeas attorneys tell it, Robert Roberson is “dim-witted” and “mentally ill.” The 49-year-old, sentenced to death in 2003 for the 2002 death of his 2-year-old daughter Nikki Curtis, was a “drug abusing petty criminal with a long family history of serious mental health issues,” attorneys James … Continue reading Houston Shaken Baby Defense: Greg Abbott Death Watch & Shaken Science

Houston Shaken Baby Defense: Many Experts Have Discredited Shaking Baby Syndrome. So Why Is Maria Mendez Still In Prison?

Posted on August 5, 2016 by Jesse Quackenbush

Photo Provided By LA Weekly. Shortly before Christmas 2006, as she told authorities, one moment her strapping, 22-pound, 9-month-old grandson was on the sofa at her home in South L.A. while she straightened up and prepared snacks for four of her children — who would soon be home from McKinley Elementary School and a nearby … Continue reading Houston Shaken Baby Defense: Many Experts Have Discredited Shaking Baby Syndrome. So Why Is Maria Mendez Still In Prison?


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