Parents for decades have been gaoled for harming their own children when denying they did. If retired Haematologist Michael D Innis MBBS; DTM&H; FRCPA; FRC Path. of the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia is correct then it seems they can have been wholly innocent and their protestations of innocence have always been true.
And new research from the USA reveals 5 regional and state prosecution “hotspots” indicating significant regional, state and national anomalies in patterns of accusation and prosecutions in the USA for alleged shaken and battered baby cases.
Dr Innis reports in a recent paper that infants can appear to have been intentionally injured by external causes when they have had no intentional nor accidental injuries inflicted: Michael D Innis, Autoimmune Tissue Scurvy Misdiagnosed as Child Abuse, Clinical Medicine Research. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2013, pp. 154-157. doi: 10.11648/j.cmr.20130206.17
This information is additional to the existing research devasting to the claim of the existence of a battered or shaken baby syndrome that the alleged triad of injuries claimed by medical expert witnesses in criminal cases as unique evidence of these forms of child abuse were shown independently 5 years ago in 2009 in England not to be evidence of abuse.
This earlier research resulted from work by pathologists Dr Irene Scheimberg, from London, England’s Bart’s Hospital working in the Royal London Hospital, Mile End, London England and Dr Marta Cohen, from Sheffield Children’s Hospital, England. Their work showed such alleged “injuries” can be found in large numbers of natural deaths of infants. The pathologists were investigating known-to-be natural deaths of infants: Doubt over ‘shaken baby’ theory that has sent dozens of parents to prison “A medical theory that has led to dozens of women being jailed for shaking their babies has been called into question by new scientific research“. By Lucy Cockcroft The Telegraph 15 Feb 2009
The following US state regions share the distinction of having the highest rates of shaken-baby syndrome cases in the United States, adjusting for population: Sarpy in Nebraska, Richmond in Georgia, Weber in Utah, Douglas in Nebraska and Summit in Ohio. This is in the recently published study of the Medill Justice Project on this criminal justice concern: SPOTLIGHT ON SHAKEN-BABY SYNDROME – Hot Spots -Pinpointing Shaken-Baby Syndrome Cases A new Medill Justice Project study identifies where higher rates of shaken-baby syndrome cases are occurring in the United States By Lauryn Schroeder The Medill Justice Project Published: Dec. 10, 2013.
On a statewide level Nebraska ranks first with the most shaken-baby syndrome cases per 100,000 people, followed in order by Utah, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Ohio.
This is the first known study that has identified where people are being accused of shaken-baby syndrome crimes throughout the USA.
Given the complexity of the issue and lack of public records, it has taken The Medill Justice Project a year and a half to collect, verify and analyze more than 3,000 cases and identify patterns and trends across the USA. That number of accusations is primarily comprised of criminal charges but also includes some instances where individuals were accused but not charged, or charges were dropped.
Prof. Alec Klein, director of The Medill Justice Project explains the project is an investigative journalism enterprise that examines potentially wrongful convictions, probes national systemic criminal-justice issues and conducts groundbreaking research.
The study reports that issues surrounding shaken-baby syndrome [or its broader term, abusive head trauma], are the focus of a growing national discussion within the medical community and criminal justice system. In cases involving shaken-baby syndrome, caregivers are accused of violently shaking an infant, typically under the age of 2, inflicting severe head trauma that may lead in some cases to the infant’s death. The diagnosis is marked by a triad of symptoms: brain bleeding, brain swelling and bleeding within the eyes. Recent medical studies show accidental trauma and other medical conditions may mimic the symptoms of shaken-baby syndrome, and forensic experts have started to question whether the triad of symptoms is pathognomonic, or exclusively characteristic, of shaken-baby syndrome.
For numerous references and more information on Shaken Baby Syndrome and miscarriages of justice see: New Website & Reference Source On Autism, Shaken Baby Syndrome, SIDS etc – Publications of Dr F E Yazbak
Abstract [Paper by Michael D Innis, Autoimmune Tissue Scurvy Misdiagnosed as Child Abuse, Clinical Medicine Research. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2013, pp. 154-157. doi: 10.11648/j.cmr.20130206.17
Requests from distressed parents and relatives seeking help after having been falsely accused by doctors of injuring their children are not uncommon. Viral and parasitic infections and vaccines cause an autoimmune disorder, Tissue Scurvy, misdiagnosed as child abuse. This report presents the evidence.
Method. Relevant hospital and laboratory reports of three children were examined for evidence of Tissue Scurvy as the cause of the neurological lesions, fractures, bruises and hemorrhages found on them.
Results. In all the cases in which appropriate histories and tests were done there was evidence that the doctors either misinterpreted the laboratory evidence or they were unaware of the significance of abnormal tests suggesting Tissue Scurvy as the cause.
Conclusion. Some doctors are unaware of the pathophysiological processes of autoimmunity, haemostasis and osteogenesis and are misdiagnosing vaccine induced Tissue Scurvy, absence of Vitamin C within the cell, as Non-accidental Injury.”
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