MEADOW V GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL  EWHC 146 (Admin) Professor Roy Meadow was an eminent paediatrician. In 1977 he wrote and had published in the Lancet an article entitled “Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy. The Hinterland of Child Abuse.” This led to awareness that false illnesses in children were being created. Professor Meadow was employed by the authorities in high profile prosecutions involving the suspected abuse of children. In 1998, Professor Meadow was asked to advise in the deaths of two children, Christopher and Harry Clark, who were the sons of Sally Clark, both of whom died when a few weeks old. He gave evidence in court and Sally Clark was convicted. The conviction was later overturned in 2002 when it was discovered that important microbiological tests had not been disclosed by the pathologist. Full report here.
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