Friday, April 4, 2014

Shaken baby syndrome; Mark Godsey of the Wrongful Convictions Blog takes on physicians who act as medical cops and cause horrific harm to innocent parents and caregivers who get thrown into prison or separated from their children for a child abuse “crime” they did not commit, and that did not ever happen. (Must Read. HL);

POST: "The child abuse pediatrician (CAP) - just another term for medical "cop," by Mark Godsey, published by the Wrongful Convictions Blog on March 20, 2014.

GIST: "Don’t get me wrong.  Child abuse is a horrific thing, but equally, if not more, horrific is when when innocent parents and care givers get thrown into prison or separated from their children for a child abuse “crime” they did not commit, and that did not ever happen.  This is a tragedy that occurs all too often when a medical diagnosis is made that does not recognize the new scientific understandings regarding symptoms that have traditionally (and wrongly) been attributed solely to abuse.And here’s the scary part – the CAP’s, who are basically a medical cop, as part of their training, have been indoctrinated with the American Academy of Pediatrics medical dogma concerning causation of certain symptoms (the triad and long bone fractures) that they insist are pathognomonic (exclusively indicating) of abuse.  This is what the SBS Wars is all about........ I would contend the very existence of the child abuse pediatrician specialty becomes something of a self-fulfilling prophecy.  ”I’m here to diagnose child abuse, so that’s what I’m going to do.” This would be my advice.  If you find yourself in the situation of taking your child to the emergency room, and you find yourself talking with a child abuse pediatrician (and they probably won’t tell you they are one), consider that you are under suspicion, and you are talking to the police.  How you choose to deal with that I must leave to you."

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