TheBMJ reports that a leading paediatric neuropathologist has been struck off the United Kingdom’s medical register for repeatedly giving misleading and dishonest evidence to the courts in so called “shaken baby” cases. Dr Squier has the right to appeal to the High Court against the tribunal’s decision.
The tribunal commented:
“You repeatedly gave evidence both in your reports and in court that fell outside your own field of expertise and competence. You deliberately and dishonestly misinterpreted, misstated and misquoted research literature to support your own opinions . . . You have caused harm to the reputation of the profession, and the tribunal cannot be satisfied that there would be no repetition of your misconduct.”