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Shaken baby expert witness wins High Court appeal

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 08 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5985
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

Waney Squier, the paediatric neuropathologist ordered to be struck off the UK medical register for misleading courts in “shaken baby” cases,1 2 3 4 5 6 will stay on the register after winning her appeal to the High Court.

A panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service decided last March to strike her off for dishonesty, cherrypicking evidence, misleading the courts, and acting outside her area of expertise.

But the High Court judge Mr Justice Mitting acquitted her of dishonesty, finding the tribunal's determinations “in many significant respects flawed.”7

Squier, who worked at the John Radcliffe Hospital in …

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