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High Court clears Meadow of criticism over baby's death

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1189
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. 1BMJ

    The retired paediatrician Roy Meadow was last week cleared by a High Court judge of criticism over his evidence in a care case six years ago. He had said in the 2000 case that a 4 month old boy probably died because he was intentionally smothered by his mother.

    The boy's parents, referred to as Mr and Mrs H, recently won the right to have the medical issues in the 2000 case reviewed when care proceedings were brought against them by Birmingham City Council over the care of their third child, a girl referred to as S, …

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