Notes: County Durham. Baby was restless all day. G. mother took over from mother follwed by G. father. Baby found dead by mother in G. Father's arms. Resuscitated after 40 mins, died two days later. This case shows how SBS can misdiagnosed.
Age of mother 20
Racial origin caucasian
Employment unemployed
Age of father 23
Racial origin caucasian
Employment naval officer
Parents/carer accused of mother, g.parents SBS
Threat of arrest or arrested n/a
Any charges brought no
Charges dropped n/a
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 5 weeks
Sex of child female
Marital status of parents/carer married
Age of child now dead
Initial diagnosis shaken baby syndrome
Was diagnosis changed yes
Outcome cot death
Type of injury CPR induced brain bleed
Retinal Haemorrhaging CPR induced bleed
Other injuries CPR related injuries
Skeletal survey CPR fractures
Operation to drain blood/fluid n/a
Birth details ventouse cap
Intensive or special care no
Brain scan taken in special care n/a
Baby's health before collapse good
Baby's health on day of collapse good
Vaccination at time of collapse no
Seizure or stopped breathing stopped breathing
No. of different medical opinions 3
Full or interim care order n/a