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GMC is urged to reinstate doctor struck off for role in “shaken baby” cases

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 11 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5518
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Over 250 doctors, academics, and lawyers have urged the UK General Medical Council to reconsider its decision to strike off a paediatric neuropathologist for repeatedly giving misleading and dishonest evidence to courts in so called “shaken baby” cases.

Waney Squier, a consultant neuropathologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, acted as an expert witness for parents accused of injuring or killing their babies by deliberate acts. Squier raised the possibility of different causes, such as choking, …

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