Thursday, September 6, 2012

Zabeth and Paul Bayne, Shaken Baby Syndrome and Illinois lawyer Zachary Bravos; How did an unproven theory go so far? On SBS;

POST: "Parents meet the experts - experts meet the parents," by Sue Luttner, posted on "On SBS" on August 10, 2012.

GIST: "“Over time, the truth prevails,” Illinois defense attorney Zachary Bravos promised his audience—parents falsely accused of abusing their children—at the second-ever Evidence-Based Medicine and Social Investigation conference this past weekend in Vancouver, British Columbia.After 30 years of injustice rooted in a flawed model of shaken baby syndrome, Bravos said, “the legal system is getting to the point where at least it recognizes the legitimate dispute in the medical community.” At the same time, he conceded, “These cases are still coming in by the boatload.”".........Bravos explained how the legal system let an unproven theory go so far: Abuse cases are very difficult to begin with, he said, and the evidence can be murky and complex. “When we’re presented with complex problems, it’s really comforting to have a simple answer.” In the case of shaken baby syndrome, that answer is: The last person alone with the baby is guilty."

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