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Non-accidental injury | Radiology Case

Couple abused baby for month then staged its death on London bus

A couple who staged the death of their premature baby on a London bus are facing a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty at a trial at the …

Crime

Linear Skull Fracture

We all know that <b>traumatic brain injury</b> is a significant concern when evaluating pediatric patients with head injury. Over the years, this concern has …

Medicine

'My baby died after we fell asleep on the sofa'

<b>As many as half of all babies in England have slept in the same bed as their parents by the time they are six months old. In some instances, including cases where parents have fallen asleep on a sofa, it has resulted in tragedy.</b><p>The Victoria Derbyshire programme has discovered that many parents who …

Babies

Mother drugged 9-year-old daughter and burnt her to death amid bitter custody battle

A Canadian woman has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to the murder of her nine-year-old daughter.<p>Laura Coward was arrested in Alberta, Canada, in August 2014, two days after her daughter Amber Lucius was reported missing.<p>At the time Ms Coward's divorce from Amber's father, …

A diabetic boy’s religious parents ‘didn’t believe in doctors.’ Now they’re guilty of his murder.

Alexandru Radita's first medical crisis began when he was on the verge of turning 3. His parents brought him - thirsty, feverish, vomiting and …

Child Sexual Exploitation

CSE occurs when a child or young adult (under the age of 18) is manipulated or pressured into taking part in sexual activity. The young person (or …

Human Trafficking

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BBC Radio 4 - Today, Could tantrums signal child abuse?

New draft guidlines from NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, are intended to help professionals who work with children recognise and respond to any form of abuse and neglect.<p>Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive of NICE, says that it's important that people don't …

Public Sector

Shaken Baby Cases

By <b>Louise Shorter</b> on <b>04/05/16</b><p><b>Share:</b><p>The Tribunal’s judgment against Dr Squier is already starting to shape the course of criminal trials in America.<p>It …

Babies

The silencing of Dr Waney Squier

Sketch by Isobel Williams www.isobelwilliams.blogspot.co.uk<p>A leading QC has attacked as ‘deeply flawed’ the recent decision of a medical disciplinary …

Justice

Silence in court

Silence in court: British defendants in shaken baby cases look to US for help<p>Dr. John Plunkett, forensic pathologist and leading critic of shaken …

United Kingdom

The Shaken Baby Martyr: Top brain doctor who was struck off for controversial claims speaks out on how jailed parents could be innocent

• <b>Dr Waney Squires is back to work after being branded a 'liar' over her views</b>• <b><br>She questioned the validity of many cases of Shaken Baby Disorder</b>• <b><br>After</b> …

Sixty seconds on . . . scurvy

Medical Journals

St John Ambulance The Chokeables advert: save a choking baby

Justin Ross Harris sentenced to life for son's hot car death

<b>A US father who deliberately left his toddler son to die in a hot car has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.</b><p>Justin Ross Harris, 36, was found guilty last month of the 22-month-old boy's death in June 2014 in a car park outside his office in Atlanta, Georgia.<p>He argued …

Crime

Explainer: what is scurvy and is it making a comeback?

A major hospital in western Sydney recently reported a number of diabetes patients were suffering from scurvy, a historical disease common in sailors …

Mother who stamped daughter to death appeals conviction because her lawyer was interrupted by judge

A mother who was jailed for life after stamping to death her 21-month-old daughter has launched an appeal against her conviction.<p>Kathryn Smith was …

Sudden unexpected death in infancy and childhood: Multi-agency guidelines for care and investigation (2e)

Poppi Worthington: CPS backs decision not to charge father over death

Lawyer finds decision announced in July not to bring criminal charges against Paul Worthington was correct<p>No criminal charges will be brought over the death of 13-month-old Poppi Worthington, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.<p>In January it emerged that a judge in the family courts had ruled …

CPS

Re: Shaken baby expert witness wins High Court appeal - who'd be an expert witness?

Mr Justice Mitting’s observation that GMC ‘tribunals needed more understanding of the difficulties of being an expert witness in an adversarial court …

Man jailed for 12 years for shaking his partner's baby to death

Judge told Sheffield crown court it was not clear what caused James Larkin to ‘snap’ and violently shake three-month-old<p>A man has been jailed for 12 years for shaking his partner’s baby to death.<p>A court heard that James Larkin, 26, was “kind and loving” towards three-month-old Christopher, despite …

Extremism

Shaken baby evidence doctor reinstated

<b>A doctor struck off the medical register for the evidence she gave in so-called "shaken baby" cases, has been reinstated.</b><p>A High Court judge cleared Dr Waney Squier of dishonesty and said there were significant flaws in the medical tribunal's findings against her.<p>But he added that her actions did …

Medical School

Father guilty of murdering his newborn son

A father has been convicted of murdering his newborn baby son in Wolverhampton last October.<p>Daniel Sanzone, 23, is thought to have shaken his son …

Joshua Millinson murder trial: Newborn baby 'had 12 broken bones' when he died « Express & Star

Joshua Millinson was 13 days old when he was taken to New Cross Hospital in cardiac arrest and died after his life support was switched off nearly a …

Birmingham, UK

Baby-shake murder: Daniel Sanzone jailed for life for killing son

<b>A father who shook his two-week-old son so violently the baby went blind and deaf has been jailed for life.</b><p>Daniel Sanzone inflicted "catastrophic and irreversible" brain injuries on Joshua Millinson at his home in Wolverhampton in October last year.<p>The 23-year-old was convicted of murder on …

Crime

UK couple cleared of abuse give up court battle to regain care of child

Man and woman abandon legal fight and say taking child away from adoptive parents would be wrong<p>A British couple have abandoned a fight to regain care of their child despite being cleared of abuse at a criminal trial.<p>The man and woman had complained of being victims of a miscarriage of justice …

Judiciary

Boy died in hospital after he was left so dehydrated by nurses he was found sucking on wet wipes

A boy who died in hospital was left so dehydrated by nurses after undergoing a major operation that his parents found him sucking on wet wipes, a …

11-year-old boy found dead in LA had been locked in a wardrobe for three years

An 11-year-old boy found dead at his family’s Los Angeles home in August had been confined to a wardrobe by his mother for three years, it has …