Couple Set to Sueas Sheriff Overturns New Child Abuse Case; Brittle-Bone Theory Leads to Cancelling of Care Order on Leg Injury Boy

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Couple Set to Sueas Sheriff Overturns New Child Abuse Case; Brittle-Bone Theory Leads to Cancelling of Care Order on Leg Injury Boy


Byline: GAVIN MADELEY

A SECOND couple plan to sue social workers and doctors for compensation after being accused of abusing their baby son.

They claim they suffered four years of torment before being reunited with their child who was taken into care by a local authority.

The husband and wife, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said they were accused of inflicting the injuries in a report by Great Ormond Street radiologist Dr Christine Hall, an expert on abuse.

They have now contacted the same Glasgow-based lawyers who are acting on behalf of a family whose ordeal was featured in last week's Scottish Daily Mail.

Their seven-month- old twins were taken into care for almost two years after Dr Hall said arm and leg fractures were the result of abuse.

The twins were returned home last month after Sheriff John Stewart agreed with Dr Colin Paterson, a consultant at Dundee's Ninewells Hospital.

Dr Paterson said he believed the twins had suffered from temporary brittle bones and had never been abused.

In the twins' case, Sheriff Stewart issued a scathing dismissal of the analysis carried out by Dr Hall, who also served on the panel which argued that the latest couple to complain about their treatment had abused their son.

They are demanding compensation and want Health Minister Susan Deacon to order a public inquiry.

Their son was taken into care when he was four months old after doctors at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, Renfrewshire, became suspicious about numerous fractures they had picked up on X-rays when his parents took him in with a swollen leg.

His 26-year- old mother said: 'The doctor said he thought the fractures were non-accidental. …

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