GMC hears case against paediatrician in Sally Clark trialBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7506.1463 (Published 23 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1463
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
The retired consultant paediatrician Roy Meadow gave “misleading and flawed” evidence in the trial of Sally Clark, a mother accused of murdering her two baby sons, the General Medical Council heard this week.
Robert Seabrook QC, for the GMC, said Professor Meadow had breached his duties as a medical expert witness and “misused” statistics and research in his evidence to the jury at the 1999 trial of Mrs Clark, a solicitor, whose conviction was overturned on her second appeal in 2003. Professor Meadow, 72, denies serious professional misconduct.
Mr Seabrook QC …