GMC strikes off proponent of temporary brittle bone diseaseBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7440.604-a (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:604
- Owen Dyer
The General Medical Council last week struck off a pathologist who appeared as an expert witness for parents accused of injuring their children, after finding that he ignored crucial evidence to advance his own controversial theories on bone disease.
Colin Paterson, from Longforgan, near Dundee, was found to have failed in his duties as an expert witness in the trials of two sets of parents accused of harming their children.
In both cases, Dr Paterson told the court he believed the children's fractures were due to temporary brittle bone disease, a condition he himself first …
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