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A series of legal developments in the past few weeks highlights the devastating effects of misguided child abuse diagnoses on innocent families.

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A British High Court judge has reinstated Dr. Waney Squier’s right to practice medicine, in a decision that dismissed as “unsustainable” a number of findings by a tribunal appointed by the General Medical Council (GMC) in 2015 to investigate her testimony in a series of shaken baby cases. A well res

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Dr. A. Norman Guthkelch, the pioneering pediatric neurosurgeon who first proposed in print that shaking an infant could cause bleeding in the lining of the brain, died quietly last week in Toledo, Ohio, a month short of his 101st birthday.

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Physicians and attorneys in Boston, Massachusetts, where the Louise Woodward trial brought shaken baby theory onto the national stage, are heading into another battle over infant shaking, as pediatricians clash with the medical examiner about the diagnosis.

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Another convicted child care provider has won a new trial with the argument that medical thinking about shaken baby syndrome has changed.

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This season's wrinkle inspires both sides in the shaken baby debate to stake out their positions.

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The shaken baby debate picked up in early February with a pair of important and complementary postings, a bold academic statement signed by 34 physicians, attorneys, and child-protection professionals with “deep concerns” about shaking theory in the courtroom.

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A recent decision from Sweden’s  Supreme Court is changing the landscape for Swedish citizens fighting misguided accusations of infant shaking.

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The premiere showing of "The Syndrome," a documentary that asks the hard questions about shaken baby syndrome theory, brought together a group of people in desperate need of community.

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Nearly twenty years after the trial of British au pair Louise Woodward brought shaken baby syndrome into the headlines, the case of Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy has raised the subject again in Boston newspapers, where reporters are still fresh from a different controversial diagnosis.

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