We're 100% positive The Beatles wouldn't condone Shaken Baby Syndrome, just as The Clash probably wasn't all that interested in "locking the cash box." Yet their lyrics have led us to believe otherwise — for years upon years Depending...Show More Summary
It shouldn't be up for debate that the experts who are allowed to testify in Shaken Baby Syndrome cases must be qualified, accredited and meet a minimum set of standards with respect to their practices, methods and professionalism.
Madilyne Christine Wentz There was no justice for Madilyne, even though the accused, Melinda Bautista, admitted that she shook Madilyne until she was blue and non-responsive. But please, never forget this beautiful angel. Her loved ones miss her every day! Find-A-Grave: Madilyne Christine Wentz Madilyne Crhistine Wentz Madilyne Wentz More time granted in Bautista case [...]
It's been 40 days since George Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. On Tuesday, a grand jury will begin meeting to decide whether Zimmerman should be indicted and face a trial. This week, Zimmerman bolstered his defense team by adding a new attorney: …
The former neighborhood watch captain who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin nearly two months ago has a new lawyer who has gone on a media offensive the past few days. George Zimmerman's lawyer Hal Uhrig, a former police officer,...Show More Summary
George Zimmerman's lawyers put forth a novel assertion on CBS today, when lawyer Hal Uhrig suggested that Zimmerman was justified in shooting Trayvon Martin because he might have gotten… shaken baby syndrome? "People have said, the force was too much even if he broke his nose and slammed his head...
SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - "Shaken Baby Syndrome" was cited on Friday in the defense of George Zimmerman, the Sanford, Florida, man who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, in a case that has sparked a widespread public outcry.
Hal Uhrig, an ex-Florida police officer and the new criminal-defense attorney for Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman, is starting off with a media campaign to defend his client. Today on CBS, Uhrig explained how Martin was attacking Zimmerman, requiring him to shoot the 17-year-old in self defense. "We're familiar with ... More »
Way back in the day, when I first encountered antivaccine views in that wretched Usenet swamp of pseudoscience, antiscience, and quackery known as misc.health.alternative, there was one particular antivaccine lie that disturbed me more than just about any other. Show More Summary
On New York’s Rikers Island, the parents of baby Annie await trial for shaking their infant girl to death. Her mother and father deny harming their child in any way, but prosecutors claim the 70 day old baby died with a severely fractured skull and brain damage consistent with being shaken violently. Shaken baby syndrome [...]
The Supreme Court ordered the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate a verdict against Shirley Ree Smith today in a shaken baby syndrome case that grabbed national headlines. In the opinion, the Court also admonished the Ninth Circuit for repeatedly supplanting the jury verdict in the case with its......
Head trauma from shaken baby syndrome is the most common cause of traumatic death for infants under the age of 1. Shaken baby syndrome occurs when a child is shaken so hard that it causes major head trauma and bleeding in the brain and or retina. When not fatal, it can lead to a host [...]
A University of Queensland investigator has discovered that each year 20 babies die unnecessary due head injuries resulting from child abuse. The investigation by Dr Melissa Kaltner forms part of what it thought to be the primary investigation of the incidence of Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) in children aged two years and under in Australia...
When I wrote about shaken baby syndrome last winter for the magazine, a Canadian pathologist named Evan Matshes was working on intriguing new research that hadn't yet been published.
It's the finals on The Voice. I hope Beverly wins. On Frontline on PBS, The Child Cases, a investigative report on the faulty science behind shaken baby syndrome. Even one of the prosecution experts in the Nanny case of Louise Woodward has switched sides. Show More Summary
When the going gets tough, the weak get going on their babies. A new study finds a rise in "shaken baby syndrome" correlates with economic downturns. At one hospital, the number of babies that were hospitalized for what is known as "non-accidental head trauma" doubled during th recession. Show More Summary
Tragically, infants experience severe or fatal head trauma as a result of intentional abuse. Shaken baby syndrome, now commonly referred to as non-accidental head trauma, is a serious form of abuse inflicted upon a child. While there...Show More Summary
Emily Bazelon has a long, well-reported feature in the New York Times Magazine on new doubts about the diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome. I wrote about this issue in 2009, and my column then inspired some spirited email responses. There is a small but growing part of the medical community that is skeptical of the [...]
…go read this long and immensely distressing piece by Emily Bazelon about the scientific and legal perils of diagnosing and prosecuting cases of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Researchers have known for quite some time — see this 2004 BMJ article, for example — that some of the classic indications of SBS aren’t necessarily specific to [...]Show More Summary
Certainly not a contender for parent of the year, this woman apparently mistakes "shaken baby syndrome" for holistic exercise. In what universe is this deemed safe or acceptable? More »