The medical theory of “shaken baby syndrome” (SBS) is quickly losing credibility, with many doctors, scientists, and attorneys now speaking out against SBS and the fact that innocent parents have been falsely accused of child abuse. Courts are now re-trying some cases based on testimonies from these doctors and professionals, and some cases have recently been over-turned.
The medical profession is fighting back. The reasons are quite obvious. To admit that the theory behind SBS is false, would open the door to major litigation, as the theory has been used to convict thousands of parents of child abuse, and to perhaps remove tens of thousands of children from their homes and families. There is also massive federal funding available to seize these children, making them an asset to the state.
On Friday, March 11, 2016, the General Medical Council (GMC) found UK pediatric neuropathologist and expert defense witness, Dr. Waney Squier, guilty of “misleading her peers, being irresponsible, dishonest and bringing the reputation of the medical profession into disrepute.”
In a nutshell, she was found guilty of disagreeing with the medical establishment over the “science” behind diagnosing shaken baby syndrome, and speaking out on behalf of innocent parents.
Considered to be the country’s leading scientist in the field of pediatric neuropathology, Dr. Squier has worked as a consultant at the John Radcliffe Hospital for 32 years. Until 15 years ago, she vehemently supported and adhered to the mainstream belief that when a medical professional suspects that an infant has been violently shaken, they must examine the baby for the “triad” of injuries believed to be associated with shaken baby syndrome.
However, after studying and examining the scientific underpinnings of what is only, after all, a theory, Dr. Squier began to develop doubts which led her to express her ever-increasing scientific skepticism. [read more]
There are thousands of parents accused and jailed following the sudden death of their baby due to this ‘syndrome’ be concluded as the cause of death, parents have their remaining children placed in social care and they can face years behind bars whilst coming to terms with the loss of their baby. Undoubtedly there will be cases where indeed someone is responsible for the death of their baby however as the years go by more and more doctors are beginning to speak out about their scepticism of SBS and it’s existence.
Many are suggesting that in fact it maybe vaccinations that are causing these deaths and in an attempt to cover up the ‘real’ cause ‘Shaken Baby Syndrome’ and also the ‘Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)’ were used to cover up the real cause of these sudden deaths in infants.
In England a 2010 review published by Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic, for instance, which contains hundreds of cases dating back to the early 1980s in which children developed encephalitis or meningitis following vaccination.
Dr. Tomljenovic’s did extensive research into the subject of vaccine-induced brain damage has unveiled a vast conspiracy, of sorts, in which governments have been exposed for deliberately covering up data linking vaccines to the types of symptoms commonly attributed with SBS. These links, of course, have also been observed by many other researchers, including a handful of doctors and researchers in India who published a paper in 2012 exposing the DTP (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus) vaccine as a cause of encephalopathy.
But the rabbit hole goes deeper, as papers published back in the 1990s and even earlier have identified vaccines as a probable cause of SBS. In a 1998 paper entitled “Shaken Baby Syndrome: The Vaccination Link,” for instance, Dr. Viera Scheibner addresses a problem that at the time was only just beginning to explode into the epidemic it is today — parents being falsely accused of abusing their children when vaccines are what actually caused their SBS.
“Some time ago I started getting requests from lawyers or the accused parents themselves for expert reports,” writes Dr. Scheibner about how falsely-accused parents sought her out for expert analysis into the real cause of their children’s SBS diagnoses. “A close study of the history of these cases revealed something distinctly sinister: in every single case, the symptoms appeared shortly after the baby’s vaccinations.”
A more recent study published in the journal Clinical Medicine Research, for example, found that many of the symptoms attributed to SBS are actually caused by a vaccine-induced autoimmune reaction in certain genetically susceptible children.
“In his paper, Dr. Innis outlines that the response to antigenic stimulation damaged the beta cells in the pancreas (of the children) causing hypoinsulinaemia (unusually low levels of insulin in the blood), which inhibited the cellular uptake of vitamin C, resulting in liver dysfunction, failure of carboxylation of the vitamin K dependent proteins, resulting in hemorrhages and fractures associated with the triad,” writes England about the study.
You can read the results of this study [here]
Thus, it is wholly irresponsible for the conventional medical profession to simply blame all cases of SBS on child abuse when it is clear, based on observation and thorough analysis, that in many cases, some other factor is the real cause.
The following is a trailer from a Documentary titled ‘The Syndrome’.
Audrey Edmunds, mother of three, spent 11 years in prison for killing a baby she never harmed. And she is not alone. What happens when widely held beliefs based on junk science lead to the convictions of innocent people? The Syndrome is an explosive documentary following the crusade of a group of doctors, scientists, and legal scholars who have uncovered that “Shaken Baby Syndrome,” a child abuse theory responsible for hundreds of prosecutions each year in the US, is not scientifically valid.