- Sue Luttner
- September 09, 2013 - 18:29
Thank you for covering this welcome decision about a controversial diagnosis. Unbelievable as it is if you haven't seen it first hand, sincere doctors trained with a flawed but widely accepted model of infant head injury have been over-diagnosing shaking injuries for three decades and counting. My best wishes to this family. Although the symptoms that define shaken baby syndrome can result from abuse, they can also represent any of a long and growing list of legitimate medical conditions, including accidental injury. For the story of one family torn apart when their son's genetic disorder was misdiagnosed as shaking injury, please see http://onsbs.com/prologue/
- September 09, 2013 - 12:09
Good. SBS is a myth, and if you think it is a real thing, go look into it. No one should be convicted of a thing that doesn't exist. Do parents sometimes hurt their children? Sadly, yes, far, far too often. Should a parent shake a child? Obviously no, as that is still physical abuse and they should be held to account for that. Does shaking a child cause brain hemorrhage? No. Flat out no. No way. No how. No. Look into it. It is one of the gravest legal errors of our time. We are conviciting people of killing their children who have not done it. Is there any worse thing you could have happen than to have your child die and then be held accountable for it when you didn't do it?