Court of Appeal issues guidance on shaken baby cases
- Expert witnesses are issued with new advice after high profile failings. Dyer, Clare // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);2/18/2006, Vol. 332 Issue 7538, p381
This article discusses a guide developed to explain the duties of expert witnesses. The booklet was developed in response to the mistakes made by an expert witness in a shaken baby syndrome case, which led to a dismissal of charges for murder. In the case against Sally Clark, expert witness Alan...
- After the Court of Appeal: R v Harris and other  EWCA crim 1980. Mackey, M. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Oct2006, Vol. 91 Issue 10, p873
The article comments on an article in the March 2006 issue analyzing the British Court of Appeal case "R v Harris," which is about shaken baby syndrome (SBS). The initial question was whether the triad of encephalopathy, subdural hemorrhages and retinal hemorrhages was diagnostic of SBS. The...
- Court hears shaken baby cases. Dyer, Clare // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/25/2005, Vol. 330 Issue 7506, p1463
Reports on the progress of trials in which parents or care givers in Great Britain were convicted of killing or injuring babies by shaking them. Report that the four parents or care givers involved were convicted on expert evidence that is now in doubt; Details of each case, in which Raymond...
- shaken-baby syndrome. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p2110
A definition of the term "shaken-baby syndrome," which refers to a syndrome seen in abused infants and children because of the accompanying impact injuries to the head, is presented.
- Shaken Baby Syndrome -- An Emotional Minefield. Thomson, Sharon; Primiani, Tina // AXON/ L'AXONE;Spring2006, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p26
Shaken Baby Syndrome is a serious form of brain injury resulting from the violent shaking of an infant or child. It is associated with a high incidence of mortality and morbidity. Nurses can play an important role in preventing this type of trauma from ever occurring and in assisting patients...
- The Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Saving, Kay L. // Journal of Child Neurology;Jan2003, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p83
Reviews the book 'The Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach,' edited by Stephen Lazoritz and Vincent J. Palusci.
- Law case review. Keenan, Dennis // Accountancy;Nov99, Vol. 124 Issue 1275, p91
The Great Britain Court of Appeal has upheld a trial judge's decision to debar an expert witness from giving evidence because he failed to include matters that the new Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR) require in his report. An important feature of the decision is that it provides an example of...
- Blood Industry: Standard of Care--United Blood Service v. Quintana. // American Journal of Law & Medicine;1992, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p281
Reports that the Supreme Court of Colorado has held that a plaintiff should be allowed to submit expert testimony challenging the adequacy of the blood banking community's standard of care regarding HIV screening. Background of the 'United Blood Service v. Quintana' case; Implications of the...
- Misdiagnosis of abuse. Walter, A.J. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/30/2003, Vol. 169 Issue 7, p651
Presents a letter to the editor in response to the article "Shaken Baby Syndrome in Canada: Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Hospital Cases," by W.J. King, M. MackKay, A. Sirnick, in the 2003 issue of "Canadian Medical Association Journal."