Judge Strikes Down the Shaken Baby Syndrome

OPD attorneys Danica Rue as lead counsel, Caroline Bielak and Cody Mason successfully argued at a Frye hearing in Middlesex County that the Shaken Baby Syndrome (aka Abusive Head Trauma) is not sufficiently reliable to be the subject of expert testimony. The importance of this ruling for parents accused of child abuse in the criminal and child welfare contexts cannot be overstated.