Munchausen's syndrome by proxy cases
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THE paediatrician who accused the husband of solicitor Sally Clark of murdering their sons, will not be struck off, a court ruled yesterday.
A MOTHER was jailed for five years yesterday for killing her seriously ill son by spiking his hospital drip with salt.
A MOTHER who killed her son because she was seeking attention was behind bars last night.
A DOCTOR who allegedly failed to disclose evidence in the trial of Sally Clark, wrongly convicted of murdering her baby sons, was today appearing before the General Medical Council.
SCOTLAND’S leading child-abuse expert, whose diagnosis of the controversial condition Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) resulted in dozens of children being taken into care, is to be called back to court to justify his actions in a landmark legal case.
A MOTHER wrongly jailed for murdering her two cot-death babies has been denied compensation, it emerged today.
A DOCTOR who saw a television documentary and then wrongly accused a father of murder could be struck off tomorrow, amid fresh claims that his evidence has destroyed a Scots family.
A WOMAN appeared in court yesterday charged with murdering a baby girl 22 years ago.
A GENETIC disorder has been identified that may help solve the riddle of unexplained cot deaths, scientists said yesterday.
CAMPAIGNERS are calling for an independent review of care orders after hundreds of parents were expected to have their children returned following a landmark legal ruling.
THE Scottish Executive has been accused of a "whitewash" amid fears that a major review of child protection cases may never be published.
MOTHERS whose children were taken into care amid allegations of abuse have accused a medical watchdog of incompetence.
DETECTIVES investigating a mother over the deaths of up to eight of her babies are working closely with other police forces across the UK in a bid to piece together her complex family history.
A NATIONAL register of child deaths is to be set up to stop youngsters falling prey to serial killers in their own family, under plans being considered by the government.
IT WAS on the Monday morning of 30 July, 1962, that baby Brian Cunningham lost his life.
TEN years ago, Beverley Allitt was convicted of murdering four children and injuring nine others in a case that brought the previously obscure Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy famous.