Dr Waney Squier
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Doctor misled courts in 'shaken baby' cases

A leading doctor who acted as an expert witness for parents accused of killing or harming their children has been found to have misled some courts and given irresponsible evidence.

A disciplinary panel found Dr Waney Squier, who disputes the diagnosis of so-called "shaken baby syndrome", gave evidence outside her area of expertise and also misrepresented research to support her views.

Dr Waney Squier told BBC's Panorama programme she is "devastated" and stands by her evidence.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 11 Mar 2016