Notes: W. Sussex. Baby was accidentaly dropped by father. She later died. Baby was discharged from hospital with a missed skull fracture as no scan or x-ray was taken. Even though the father gave a reason for her injuries, he was charged with murder. 'Damned if you do, damned if you don't.'

Age of mother 23
Racial origin asian
Employment unemployed
Age of father 36
Racial origin asian
Employment warehouse person
Parents/carer accused of father SBS
Threat of arrest or arrested arrested
Any charges brought gbh, changed to murder
Charges dropped no
Child on police protection register n/a
Child on at risk register n/a
Child taken into care n/a
Time spent in care n/a
Child still in care n/a
Age of child at that time 8 weeks
Sex of child female
Marital status of parents/carer married
Age of child now dead
Initial diagnosis missed skull fracture
Was diagnosis changed yes
Outcome shaken baby syndrome
Type of injury subdural
Retinal Haemorrhaging yes
Other injuries fracture to skul
Skeletal survey not clear
Operation to drain blood/fluid no - critically ill
Birth details normal
Intensive or special care no
Brain scan taken in special care n/a
Baby's health before collapse poor feeder and vomiting
Baby's health on day of collapse lethargic and poor
Vaccination at time of collapse unsure
Seizure or stopped breathing stopped breathing
No. of different medical opinions 2
Full or interim care order n/a