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  • Unexplained Fractures in Infants - A Case for Bone Density Scans at Birth
    Unexplained Fractures in Infants - A Case for Bone Density Scans at Birth

    I have previously discussed the prevailing scientific theory that rib fractures in infants and small children do not occur in non-accidental ways. In other words, some doctors, victim-witness ...

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  • The Science of Shaken Baby Syndrome
    The Science of Shaken Baby Syndrome

    Every year in this country, hundreds of people are accused of having shaken a baby, many are even convicted. However, expert medical testimony in the form of opinion is often used to establish that a ...

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  • Bone Disease Defense Given Credence by Courts in Rib Fracture Case
    Bone Disease Defense Given Credence by Courts in Rib Fracture Case

    I recently wrote that some child “abuse” detected by children and youth agencies and their cooperating doctors can easily be linked to non-abusive reasons, such as metabolic bone diseases, low vitamin ...

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  • Retinal Hemorrhages– Sign of Child Abuse or Not?
    Retinal Hemorrhages– Sign of Child Abuse or Not?

    Retinal hemorrhages are no longer conclusive of child abuse. The retina is a thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye that separates the eyeball from the brain. Evidence that blood vessels have ...

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  • Infants with Rib Fractures– Abuse or Not?
    Infants with Rib Fractures– Abuse or Not?

    Rib fractures in infants does not always mean that the parents were abusive or committed a crime. Our firm has dealt with many cases where parents have been labeled as “abusive” by child protective ...

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  • Discovery in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
    Discovery in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

    I will always look first to the use of the Pennsylvania rules, statutes, court decisions and other regular channels of discovery and use them to obtain discovery beyond the police reports. “Discovery” ...

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