When a presumably healthy baby dies in his or her crib for no apparent reason, and there is no evidence of foul play, rather than classifying the cause of death as "unknown," or "undetermined," a coroner or medical examner will usually call the fatality a "sudden infant death syndrome" (SIDS) case. Show More Summary
A New York appeals court ruling in a case of a woman accused of killing a toddler cast scrutiny on the medical science behind shaken baby syndrome.
Miscarriages of justice will continue to follow the deaths of babies unless courts are given the best scientific evidence
Waney Squier, who was barred in March from practising over evidence she gave in criminal trials, cleared of dishonesty A doctor barred from practising over evidence she gave in criminal trials involving so-called shaken baby syndrome has had her licence reinstated. Show More Summary
Two men who are accused of killing toddlers are questioning how reliable the diagnosis of Shaken Baby Syndrome is. The debate has found its way to the Michigan courtroom where Leo Ackley and Anthony Ball stand trial for felony murder and first-degree child abuse, charged separately for the deaths of their girlfriend’s daughters, as The... Show More Summary
Two cases in Michigan highlight the ongoing debate over Shaken Baby Syndrome.
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Survey data reveals a high degree of medical consensus that shaking a young child is capable of producing subdural hematoma (a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain), severe retinal hemorrhage, coma or death, according to a study.
First of its kind study on validity of shaken baby syndrome as medical diagnosis
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (JULY 12, 2016). Abusive head injury, sometimes referred to as shaken baby syndrome or non-accidental trauma (NAT), is the third leading cause of head injuries in small children in the US. For children under the age of 1 year, it is the cause of the majority of serious head injuries. Show More Summary
A man on death row in Texas was granted a last-minute reprieve Thursday after his lawyers successfully argued he was convicted on "junk science" regarding shaken baby syndrome, Reuters reports. Robert Roberson was scheduled to be executed June 21. He was convicted in 2002 of murdering his 2-year-old daughter. According...
A Texas man scheduled to be put to death next week for murdering his 2-year-old daughter has been granted a stay of execution after his lawyers argued his conviction stemmed from “junk science” about shaken baby syndrome. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday halted the...
Language is a key obstacle to meeting guidelines for educating parents of newborns about "shaken baby syndrome"--also called abusive head trauma (SBS/AHT), reports a study in the Journal of Trauma Nursing, official publication of the Society of Trauma Nurses. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
"Thank you for calling the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. This is Marisa. How may I help you?" "Hi, my name is Jackie. My son, Corbin, was shaken and is in the hospital. I need help." This phone call was the first I ever took...Show More Summary
"The Syndrome" by Meryl Goldsmith pursues a subject that proves to be urgent, fascinating and high stakes — the controversy surrounding shaken baby syndrome. It's unfortunate then, that the documentary itself isn't executed with more finesse and a broader perspective. SIGN UP for the free Indie...
EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media, the newly acquired distribution arm of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has snatched up North American distribution rights to The Syndrome. The documentary, directed by Meryl Goldsmith who wrote...Show More Summary
A program to prevent abusive head trauma (AHT), also known as shaken baby syndrome, was associated with a decline in calls to a nurse advice line but not with a significant change in AHT rates in North Carolina, according to an article...Show More Summary
A disciplinary hearing has begun against a pathologist whose research challenges child-abuse assumptions. She is the second doctor to be accused in five years
Emily DeFries' attorneys suggested that the toddler's sister caused the fatal injuries ruled as blunt force trauma and Shaken Baby Syndrome.
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...