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Shaken Baby Syndrome

 "Shaken baby syndrome is rubbish. There is no evidence to support this hypothesis of SBS, and yet it is still being used every day in our courts as the basis on which some very important decisions are made about whether people may be sent to prison, or babies taken away from their families.  There is no scientific evidence to support it - there never has been. It is not right that it is still being used in the court if it has no validity."  [2016 Oct] Should Waney Squier have been struck off over shaken baby syndrome?

What has happened to Dr Waney Squier is appalling, and fits with a well-established theme here in the US of attempting to silence critics of shaken baby syndrome through prosecutions, censures, professional ridicule and threats. I am a career investigative reporter with a documentary film (to be released 15 April) all about this. It is called The Syndrome and it is the culmination of eight years of my research. I also happen to be a career reporter who has gotten laws passed in the US to help abused and neglected children (see my bio on website). The attempt to eliminate the opposition in shaken baby syndrome cases is sickening and undemocratic. Dr Squier is a world-renowned neuropathologist whose work and courage should be celebrated. In fact, she is being celebrated, at the very same time that she is being stripped of her medical licence. In early April, Dr Squier will receive a Champion of Justice Award at the National Innocence Network conference in Texas. What the GMC has done is clear. It has sent a message to all who dare question this dogma: speak up and we will ruin your career. The world is watching.  Susan Goldsmith, Writer/producer, The Syndrome  Why the shaken baby syndrome tribunal led to Dr Waney Squier being struck off. Letters from Niall Dickson of the GMC; barrister Dr Michael J Powers QC; documentary writer/producer Susan Goldsmith; and David Pearl of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service

[vid] POLICE SERGEANT CHRIS SAVAGE BLOWS LID ON VACCINE CRIMES IN AUSTRALIA!! Published on 21 Jun 2015.  AT the No Jab No Pay No Way rally in Brisbane Qld Australia former Sergeant of Police Chris Savage explains how police and doctors who are brainwashed blame parents for vaccine injury and death. Former Sergeant of Police Chris Savage was working in the Queensland Police Service from 1990 to 2012 and he was harmed in October 1989 by the Hep B vaccine. This woke him up to the danger of vaccines and then during the career he attended sudden deaths of babies after vaccines. He asked the parents what the baby's health was like in the 2 months with no vaccine and the light came on and they said their baby was healthy eating and sleeping and after the vaccine all hell broke loose with inconsolable crying, convulsions, seizures and then death. Brainwashed police are accusing the parents of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Parents who found there baby deceased and picked the child to gently shake were immediately accused of SBS. Then the police would rely on pro vaccine doctor's medical evidence to convict the parent or baby sitter and they would go to prison. On all the post mortems the SIDS, SUDI or SBS all had Cerebral Cortex inflammation and swelling which causes brain to push against the skull and artery compression would lead to bursting and the baby would be severely injured or die.

Scientific evidence shows that babies can have severe adverse reactions to vaccinations at critical intervals following their shots, and that vaccination is the more likely cause of cot death and shaken baby syndrome. VACCINATION AND THE DYNAMICS OF CRITICAL DAYS by Viera Scheibner, PhD

[2011 Oct] Do Childhood Vaccines Cause Subdural (Brain) Hemorrhages, Currently Diagnosed as Shaken Baby Syndrome, and Other Health Anomalies? by Harold E Buttram, MD and Catherine J Frompovich It’s estimated that half of infant deaths is attributed to child abuse classified as Shaken Baby Syndrome/Non-Accidental Trauma, for which parents are legally prosecuted......subdural hemorrhages can result from brain inflammation due to vaccine adverse events along with other diseases connected with vaccinations......Gardner noted that there was a distinct age difference between nontraumatic brain hemorrhages in Japan and in America, where most nontraumatic brain hemorrhages tend to occur during the first six months of life. The clear explanation, according to Dr. Gardner, [29] was that Japanese do not begin their vaccines until seven months, whereas in the United States they are administered during the first six months, starting within 24 hours of birth with the Hepatitis B vaccine........ vaccines can and do cause a significant percentage of subdural brain hemorrhages which, tragically, are being falsely and unjustly misdiagnosed as inflicted abuse by parent or caretaker.

[2009 Jan] The pathologist challenging shaken baby syndrome  The problem with the shaken baby controversy is that it's very dogmatic. If I don't accept religious dogma (and I don't), I'm not going to accept scientific dogma. If it's there, it can be proven. I do recognise that some adults are capable of doing nasty things to children, but I'm uneasy about people saying: "Oh, if a baby has got subdural haemorrhage (SDH), retinal haemorrhage and brain swelling, it can only be shaken baby syndrome." I'm trying to find out the mechanism of bleeding in the brain in babies who have not been shaken.
     I'm exploring all sorts of theories. My colleague Marta Cohen from Sheffield Children's Hospital and I have just published a paper with observations of our autopsy work on fetuses and babies over the last couple of years. We selected 55 cases - 25 late third trimester fetuses who died shortly before delivery and 30 newborns - who had haemorrhage within the membrane that covers and separates the two halves of the brain, and compared this with the level of brain hypoxia, or oxygen deficiency. We knew that none of these cases could possibly be inflicted trauma. We found that all those with severe brain hypoxia and half of those with moderate brain hypoxia had SDH. This is the same type of SDH that some people describe as specifically indicative of shaken baby syndrome. A similar pattern of haemorrhages has been described in the retinas of newborn babies dying of natural causes. We think that in these cases the haemorrhaging is caused by the hypoxia.
    My concern is that by relying on this famous triad of symptoms - brain hypoxia, SDH and retinal haemorrhages - to diagnose shaken baby syndrome, when there's no evidence of inflicted trauma, we may be sending to jail parents who lost their children through no fault of their own. As scientists it's our duty to be cautious when we see the triad, and to take each case on its merits. We owe it to the children and their families.

[2008 pdf] Analysis of causes that led to baby Jackie Ray’s developmental delay and intracranial bleeding by Mohammed Ali Al-Bayati, PhD, DABT, DABVT. M.A.  Jackie’s health problems were induced by the 7 vaccines given to him on April 30, 2007Jackie was ill when he was vaccinated and vaccines should not be given to a sick child. I have evaluated cases of infants and a toddler who died as a result of adverse reactions to vaccines. I also evaluate cases of children and adults who developed serious health problems from vaccines. The allegations of Shaken Baby Syndrome and child abuse made in this case are false and Jackie’s father is innocent.

I have no doubt that this ‘shaken baby’ business will eventually be recorded as one of the worst pages in the history of paediatrics. And the saddest part of it all concerns the fact that, while important doctors are busy collecting ‘evidence’ for the prosecution, vital issues that can save many lives are being not only ignored but destroyed with intense hostility. 
During one trial, the prosecution stated that infantile scurvy was no longer seen. I replied with ‘Yes it is. But it is not called ‘scurvy’ it is called the ‘shaken baby syndrome’. .....I do not doubt that it is possible to shake a baby to death. However, in the 35 cases I have extensively investigated, there were substantial reasons to conclude that shaking was not the cause of the pathologies found. Shaken Babies by Archie Kalokerinos, MD

"The diagnosis of Shaken Baby Syndrome or inflicted shaking/impact injury is a proven figment of the imagination of some in the medical profession and should be relegated to the scrap heap of history before it causes any more shame to the profession and disaster to innocent families."--Michael D Innis

"Jurors heard from an eminent professor, Sir Roy Meadow, who told them that multiple infant deaths should always be treated with suspicion. He explained that the likelihood of two infant deaths in the same family was one in 73 million. But the Royal Statistical Society took the unprecedented step of writing to the Lord Chancellor stating "there was no statistical basis" for the figure. Among other bodies, the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths has evidence that second cot deaths in the same family occur "roughly once a year."--Media Jan 2003

"Death was certified to be due to the Shaken Baby Syndrome on the evidence of Pathologists, Paediatricians and Radiologists when all the haematological and biochemical evidence clearly indicated death was due to a coagulopathy following hepatic insufficiency and malnutrition."--Michael D Innis

Clearly, Professor Meadow is much respected and has made a distinguished contribution to medicine. But was it really such an innocent mistake? Or was the professor — in common with his paediatric colleagues — avoiding facing up to a reality, unpleasant for professionals who have for years defended a controversial vaccine: that when a tiny baby dies five hours after being injected, a link between the two events might be more probable than that the mother was a murderer? [May 2007] What killed Sally Clark’s child? by Neville Hodgkinson

"A jury on Tuesday cleared a Warren County man who was accused of inflicting brain damage on his son by shaking the then 5-month-old baby. William Carey was charged in March 1996 with second-degree aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child a week after his son suffered seizures and was rushed to the hospital. Doctors at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center detected hemorrhages behind the 5-month-old boy`s eyes and determined the cause was shaken-baby syndrome. The baby had received an immunization earlier that morning, which defense attorneys argued was the cause of the seizures and the bleeding behind the boy`s eyes."--Media

"He said antibiotics that Ana Moya received during her pregnancy may have killed bacteria needed to produce important minerals — particularly vitamins C and K — that strengthen bones, tissues and blood vessels."--- [Media Jan 2005] Villegas defense: Baby died from vitamin deficiency

"Scott Warren Walters, 28, was acquitted of the manslaughter of three-month-old Rikki-Lee after a Supreme Court Judge found that her death could have been caused by factors other than "shaking baby syndrome"....A post-mortem examination revealed that Rikki-Lee died as a result of a brain haemorrhage which the forensic pathologist said "the most likely cause in this case is due to shaking of the child".Another doctor told the court that the range of injuries within the brain was "consistent with violent shaking way out ahead of any other possibility; in terms of percentages something like 99 per cent, something like that". But other medical evidence raised the possibility that the brain haemorrhage could have been caused by factors other than violent shaking.  Dr. Archivides Kalokerinos said a possible cause of Rikki-Lee’s death was "scurvy haemorrhages precipitated by pertussis [whooping cough) vaccine".  Another doctor Mark Donohoe said Rikki-Lee may have been suffering from a bleeding disorder which combined with other factors could have caused the haemorrhaging."---Media

"Harry's (Clark) autopsy was carried out by the same pathologist, who was now suspicious. He found several apparent injuries, including bleeding near the spinal cord and, crucially, bleeding in the retina of the eye, a marker for death by shaking. Meanwhile, new research from New Zealand said traces of blood in the lungs could indicate smothering. Christopher's lung samples were looked at again, and traces were found. ....Both boys were vaccinated, Christopher the day before and Harry on the day of his death, so both were seen by health professionals who noticed nothing amiss."--Media

My paper on “Coagulopathy mistaken for Shaken Baby Syndrome” was rejected – it recorded the case of a child given six vaccines on the same day and who was ill with fever, irritability and diarrhoea the next day and was dead three weeks later. Death was certified to be due to the Shaken Baby Syndrome on the evidence of Pathologists, Paediatricians and Radiologists when all the haematological and biochemical evidence clearly indicated death was due to a coagulopathy following hepatic insufficiency and malnutrition. [BMJ Aug 2002] History repeats itself (shaken baby syndrome)

In April 2004, Michael D. Innis, the renowned Australian pathologist-hematologist and an expert on SBS, wrote in a communication to the British Medical Journal (BMJ): ". in spite of being repeatedly challenged to document a single authenticated case of shaken baby syndrome or shaking/impact Injury, no one has been able to do so. All they are required to do to convince judges, juries, and those of us who regard the condition as a spurious diagnosis, is present a case which:          
   1. was not vaccinated within 21 days of the onset of symptoms;
   2. was shown to have a normal coagulation/hemostatic system;
   3. had no evidence of malnutrition, and was not artificial fed or premature, since these factors predispose to fractures .
If the numerous pediatricians, ophthalmologists, radiologists and pathologists, who have given evidence in courts in the U.K., U.S. and Australia, are unable to document a single properly investigated case, there is good reason to abandon the diagnosis." Shaken Baby Syndrome And Multiple Vaccinations: An Investigation By Red Flags Columnist, F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP

They will have successfully demolished my explanation if they can document a single case of Shaken Baby Syndrome or “inflicted shaking/impact injury” (as they prefer to call it), which occurred outside the 21-day period and in which a disorder of haemostasis, nutrition, or liver disease was convincingly excluded.
    I repeat, the diagnosis of Shaken Baby Syndrome or inflicted shaking/impact injury is a proven figment of the imagination of some in the medical profession and should be relegated to the scrap heap of history before it causes any more shame to the profession and disaster to innocent families. Source