11/24/2015 - UK News: Expert Witness On "Shaken Baby Syndrome." Faces Misconduct Charge


Expert witness on "shaken baby syndrome" faces misconduct charge

Expert witness on Accusations levelled against consultant pathologist Waney Squier include failing to pay "due regard to the views of other experts."

A senior British pathologist whose research has identified innocent causes for symptoms previously thought to be caused solely by child abuse is facing a disciplinary hearing over her work. The charges relate to her role as an expert witness in court cases involving non-accidental head injury (NAHI), formerly known as "shaken-baby syndrome".

Waney Squier, a consultant neuropathologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, is the second "shaken baby" expert witness in five years whose work has been called into question by the UK General Medical Council. Hearings examining Squier's case began on 5 October in Manchester. Marta Cohen, a pathologist at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, was summoned in 2010 and later cleared of any wrongdoing.

Squier appeared as an expert witness in several court cases between 2007 and 2010 involving allegations of NAHI. She is one of several researchers worldwide who have challenged a long-standing assumption in such cases: that a triad of symptoms - haemorrhages on the surface of the brain, haemorrhages in the retinas, and a swollen brain - is unequivocal evidence of abusive behaviour.
Innocent causes

Through their research on the brains of dead infants, Squier and her colleagues have discovered that these symptoms can occur through innocent causes, including difficulty breathing and infections.

Squier is now being brought before the UK Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service’s fitness to practice panel. The summary of her charges alleges she gave evidence outside her field of expertise, failed to be objective and unbiased when delivering evidence in court, and failed to pay “due regard to the views of other experts".

"It is alleged that Dr Squier’s actions were misleading, irresponsible, deliberately misleading, dishonest, and were likely to bring the reputation of the medical profession into disrepute,” says the summary. The hearing began yesterday and is expected to last six months.

Squier has not spoken publicly about the hearing, but other pathologists have described the case as a "witch hunt" aimed at preventing her appearing as an expert witness in future.
Police frustration

The GMC would not disclose its reasons for pursuing the case against Squier, but transcripts of a talk in 2010 at the Eleventh International Conference on Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma in Atlanta, Georgia, by Detective Inspector Colin Welsh of the Metropolitan Police reveal the Met's deep frustration at losing child abuse cases, listing defence expert witness testimony as the "top of the list" of reasons for losses in 2008 and 2009.

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said this week that following a high-profile acquittal of a defendant in a "shaken baby" case in 2008, prosecution bodies met with the Metropolitan Police to discuss how to manage the impact of contradictory expert witness evidence. Following these discussions, a now-defunct body called the National Policing Improvement Agency sent a report "regarding two doctors" to the GMC.

"The Metropolitan Police Service cooperated with a request from the GMC in June 2010 to provide any relevant information," said the spokeswoman.
Nanny freed

Since then, in March 2011, the UK Crown Prosecution Service issued new guidance on the investigation of non-accidental head injury cases, which states that its “policy is to resist challenges to the triad diagnosis” of NAHI.

Controversy over the validity of the triad remains. In August, an Irish nanny called Aisling McCarthy was freed by a court in Massachusetts, having spent two-and-a-half years in jail for the alleged murder of Rehma Sabir, a 1-year-old infant in her care. The charges against her were dropped after a state medical examiner reviewed the medical evidence and reversed the original verdict that she had shaken the child to death.

Source: New Scientist

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaken_baby_syndrome

http://www.witnessdirectory.com/categorysearch.php?categoryid=1211&country=UK&toe=1

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2016-03-12 23:24:41
Dear Dr Squier , Firstly , I would like to commend you on your attempts to show that parents who have been accused of harming their beloved babies are innocent and sympathy for your struggle . I don`t suppose you get many ordinary and completely unqualified people writing to you but when I had taken my child back and forth to a children`s hospital for thirteen years , where every single symptom of anaemia had been diagnosed , I was told that she had an iron deficiency . I could not take in that it had cost her a childhood of illness , needless operations and procedures , some of which traumatised her and possibly in excess of £ 50 million pounds in wages and operation costs to tell me this , especially as she had been seen by a plethera of doctors , Paediatric consultants and even surgeons , who between them did not know that testing ferritin on it`s own , without the rest of an iron study is not approved of by either the W.H.O nor the N.I.C.E . I began reading about iron deficieny to see how to get more into her vegetarian diet about three years ago and kept reading . What I found out shocked me . I came to realise that the reason for her drooping face from birth was most likely palsy , possibly caused by hypoxia but as an ordinary " mum " I would have to have a doctor to agree . I realised that she had every symptom of prematurity after reading John Hilhorsts " Consequences of Prematurity " . I read James L.Harper , a paediatric specialist from Boston Children`s Hospital and basically researched endlessly . I noticed that my daughter had been diagnosed with every indication of anaemia , although her hospital doctors denied that she was anaemic , even though a senior specialist registrar diagnosed iron deficiency anaemia . The hospital claimed that her haemoglobins were normal and so she was not anaemic . I scrutined the blood results and drew a blood map to see how the levels changed over the years and how they corresponded to her illness and symptoms . I saw that her haemoglobin was borderline at times and there were drops , which corresponded with falls she had . I tried to understand what type of anaemia she could have and drew a blank , that is , untill I came across pernicious anemia . and b12 deficiency . I discovered a lot of pieces to a jigsaw and was able to finally join the dots although this does not mean that I could get any of her doctors to agree with me . I went to meet a professor who said " our doctors are stupid and we are not very good at our jobs " . I sat open mouthed thinking " please don`t tell me that now , after I have been bringing her here for all these years " . He told me not to rule that out . He suggested I read the huge file but I declined saying that I could not possibly understand it , being " just someones mum " with absolutely no medical background what so ever , although I do have basic common sense in bucketloads . What I had done , is keep all the clinic notes which had been given to me over the years and so I began to look at them . I read them over and over again . To cut a long story short , what I have found is that nitrous oxide gas switches off vitamin b12 synthesis , which can be permanently , causing pernicious anemia . It causes neurological damage to the developing brains of babies , causing neural connections to get cross wired , effecting sexual development . The American Vetenary Association says it is unsuitable for use on mammals . Staff working around the gas have been found to have a higher incidence of fertility problems and many have developed dementia . It seems that when b12 levels are low , it causes homocysteine levels to rise , which eventually leads to Lewy Bodies forming on neural synapses , causing dementia . Homocysteine exits the body using the vitamin pathways of B12 , B6 , Folate and Choline . This gas was first isolated in 1772 by Jospeh Priestly , four years before the birth of the " Illluminati " and before the 1st Reich of the Holy Roman Empire . By the 3rd Reich in the second world war , many generations had breathed it , which lead to inborn errors of metabolism . " Child Protection " is based on policies used by Adolf Hitler , who had babies , children , Jews , Indo Europeans (PIE) and those made disabled from the use of nitrous oxide gas taken into " Protective Custody " . Psychopathic child murdering Nazi doctors justified experimenting on them and their torture and murder by saying that they were " weak " , " unhealthy " and " work shy " . They had pernicious anemia caused by the use of nitrous oxide gas , as did the victims of the Magdalane laundries , Harold Shipman and so do the babies and children who have been taken by the Child Protection regime . The Nazi`s said that the blonde blue eyed people were the superior race but this had nothing to do with being " white " and was entirely for the purposes of the ritual sexual abuse of babies and children . They even had a breeding program using blonde blue eyed women to produce babies . It seems that people with Scandinavian ( blonde blue eyed ) , Indo European (PIE) and African ancestral DNA have a genetic mutation which prevents them from producing intrinsic factor , which is needed for the absorption of vitamin b12 . Vitamin b12 deficient mothers tend to have pre term or premature babies and are more likely to be induced , leading to low birth weight of their baby . Children born with a low birth weight have a precocious puberty , which can effect children as young as three and can cause six month old babies to have a false puberty . Forceps used during birth damage the optic nerve causing optic nerve neuropathy / atrophy and optic nerve hypoplasia , which effects the hypothalamic function of the brain which controls temperature and effects the pituitary gland ( master gland ) which controls sex hormone and behaviour . An imbalance in sex hormone causes precocious puberty . The x-raying of babies heads causes learning difficulties and precocious puberty . Generations of fair haired , blue eyed babies and children have been taken into care where they have been raped , tortured and even murdered in the UK . Most of the babies and children who have been taken by the Child Protection court are blonde haired and blue eyed . I spoke to one victim who told me that she was one of a group of ten pre teenage blonde blue eyed children taken into care and that they were raped . I watched a prgram called " Inside Isis " and heard men talking about swapping the children that had abducted as though swapping football cards and were saying that they should take children as young as nine to sexually abuse and that the blonde blue eyed ones were worth more . I have seen a recent Local Authority Children`s Services health Assessment form ( IHA - YP ) which has a section about hair colour and eye colour . Josef Mengele , the sadist and child murdering geneticist , who incidentally also had a precocious puberty , was experimenting on babies and children in the concentration camps . He was cutting twins and sewing them together to look like Siamese twins , was throwing babies and children whilst still alive into furnaces and was chemically altering eye colour to turn it blue . After the war , he escaped to Brazil and Argentina , where he lived out the rest of his neurologically damaged life , experimenting on others , turning whole villages of peoples eye colour to blue . He was interested in the third generations . The average age of a pregnant female in Brazil is now between the ages of ten and nineteen . Micropcephaly , which is being blamed on a mosquito and Zika virus is a symptom of vitamin b12 deficiency , as is precocious puberty . The normal b12 serum levels have been set unusually low in the UK compared to medically advanced countries , which are not using this vitamin deficiency to groom babies and children for ritual sexual abuse who have set the normal b12 serum levels much higher . A patient in the UK has to be nearly dead before their GP will treat with vitamin b12 and even then will only be able to use hydroxycobalamin , which is an inactive form of b12 and will not work on those who have had their vitamin b12 sythesis switched off with nitrous oxide gas or who have an inborn error of metabolism . These patients need methylcobalamin , the active form of b12 , which is not available on the NHS and has been reserved for the private sector by those involved in the Child Protection regime . If a patient wants to try to reverse some of the genetic damage which has been caused with the use of nitrous oxide gas and vitamin b12 lowering pharma drugs over several generations , they will have to pay privately . It seems that many doctors have left the NHS , some out of sheer disgust at what is going on and others in order to take up private practice in order to take advantage of the methylcobalamin monopoly and cash cow which has been created . I watched a parliamentary committee meeting on the rights of sex workers . Mr Cobin has apparently been raising these issues . I wrote to him and pointed out that women do not actually want to be prostitutes . They do not want to be kept vitamin b12 deficient and have pre term low weight babies , who have an unnaturally early puberty , nor do they want their babies and children snatched from them , taken into care , raped and groomed and then cast aside only to have to fend for themselves and end up as victims of the drugs and sex industry . I told him that what women actually want is proper health care , proper education which is not based on HIStory and empiric nonsense and proper justice , where evidence is not ignored . It is highly illegal and unethical to genetically alter babies over several generations using nitrous oxide gas to switch off vitamin b12 synthesis and using vitamin b12 lowering pharma drugs such as proton pump inhibitors , anti biotics , metformin , antacids , mefenamic acid , pain killers , anti depressants , ennoculations and a host of others in order to induce precocious puberty in children as young as three and to cause six month old babies to have a false puberty and then take them into care for the purpose of ritual sexual abuse and is a war crime . Those involved in this heinous crime will not be able to say later that they were acting on orders . At the Nazi war crime trials in Nuremberg , Hitlers " yes " man , Hermann Goering said that they had the victims of the holocaust taken into " Protective Custody " and accused them of ` crimes in the future ` . " Child Protection " are using ` danger of future emotional harm ` to take babies and children like the pied piper . When the Jimmy Saville scandal broke the surface , Mr Grayling went into the BBC and put all the old boys out to pasture with a pay off . He then joined the Justice Department , who took away legal aid from children and gave it to people trying to come into the country and " people who are having trouble working with or around children " instead . Lord Laming , a psychiatric social worker who took over from Jimmy Saville as head of Broadmoor Hospital wrote the disturbing " Child Protection " report which was endorsed by the BBC , Ed Balls and Andy Burnham among others . It has been designed to be as disturbing as is inhumanly possible in order to induce the appearance of trauma and fear in children suffering from undiagnosed and untreated vitamin b12 deficiencies and pernicious anaemia . The government has given £1 billion per year for the next five years to CAMHS , who intend to misdiagnose children with untreated vitamin deficiencies , with mental illnesses they do not have after first using the Child Protection process to disturb them in advance . When I heard that the MPTS had told you that you , as one of the most qualified doctors there is was not qualified to be an expert witness into a shaken baby syndrome case , I was stunned . Out of curiosity , I looked into shaken baby syndrome and could see that the symptoms were the same as vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms . I thought that you should make contact with Dr Joseph Chandy at b12d.org and Martyn Hooper , Chairman of the Pernicious Anaemia Society . Perhaps Sally M Pacholok at B12 Awareness . I have found it very difficult to find an expert witness for b12 deficiency in this country , which is very odd indeed . I found some links which you may find interesting in regards to shaken baby syndrome and vitamin b12 deficiency , www.rightdiagnosis.com/s/shaken_baby_syndrome/misdiag.htm www.ourhealth/conditions/medical-stories/shaken-baby-syndrome-misdiagnosis www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/journal/paperinfo.aspx?journalid= jeffreydachmd.com/2015/06/shaken-baby-syndrome-imprisonment-by-misdiagnosis Sincere good wishes and support , L.Moorcroft ( Liverpool B12 Deficiency Community )

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