Category Archives: Medical errors

Forensics: Expert tries to confuse belief of reliability for unvalidated soil DNA test. Kristin Smart murder trial: Presentation of evidence concludes, closing statements to begin on Monday – Mustang News

Thursday marked the conclusion of the presentation of evidence for the Kristin Smart murder trial. — Read on mustangnews.net/kristin-smart-murder-trial-presentation-of-evidence-concludes-closing-statements-to-begin-on-monday/

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Forensics: Zealot-advocates of Shaken baby syndrome use Dodgy science send parents to jail

Yah Velena B!! The criminal justice system is targeting caregivers based on flawed science. That needs to stop. — Read on http://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2022/9/7/shaken-baby-syndrome-dodgy-science-is

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Forensics: The politics of medical quackery. Arizona Doctors Won’t Have to Promote “Junk Science” as State Backs Out of Medication Abortion Fight

Earlier this week, in what is being hailed as a victory for women’s health, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office backed out of a lawsuit that had challenged a 2015 law requiring physicians to inform women that the so-called abortion pill … Continue reading

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Forensics: How bad science is being used to prosecute women for killing their newborns in Latin America

Im wondering if this false methid has been used north of the Mexican border. From Mexico to Argentina, prosecutors have relied on the flotation test to convict women of killing their babies. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2022-06-23/newborns-were-found-dead-a-faulty-forensic-test-sent-their-mothers-to-prison

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Forensics: BMJ publishes pointless look at death rates related to political affiliation. Junk Science Warning: Voting Republican Can Kill You

An article in the British Medical Journal uses statistical legerdemain in asserting that voting Republican could be hazardous to your health. — Read on http://www.dailysignal.com/2022/06/16/junk-science-warning-voting-republican-can-kill-you/

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Forensics: Itel Dror called out bias in forensics. He’s been blasted by those he studied. The National Association of Medical Examiners.

http://www.science.org/content/article/forensic-experts-biased-scientists-claims-spark-outrage

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Forensics: “Shaken baby syndrome is ok.” Judge denies appeal for death row inmate in Anderson County

Roberson’s lawyers also made claims that false testimony was made during the 2003 trial; however, Evans denied these assertions in her review. — Read on http://www.cbs19.tv/article/news/local/judge-denies-recommending-east-texas-death-row-inmates-appeal-exoneration-new-trial/501-39bfdd8e-b687-4065-9b34-25b60c320e6c

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Forensics: Another debunked Shaken Baby conviction. Ridiculous medical opinion used at trial.

https://smithforensic.blogspot.com/2022/01/kevin-harper-jr-california-shaken-baby.html

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Forensics: Tell this to the ABFO age “analysts.” Third molar development in a London population of White British and Black British or other Black ethnicity – Andrews – Journal of Forensic Sciences

Third molar development in a London population of White British and Black British or other Black ethnicity – Andrews – – Journal of Forensic Sciences – Wiley Online Library — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1556-4029.14928

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Forensics: Go Chris P. and Brandon G! Problems in San Diego crime lab come to light in audits and internal documents

This lab would not pass muster by a vetinerary care agency. Why are substandard practices in police crime labs ignored? Years of audits and internal reports document problems at the county crime lab. — Read on http://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-11-21/security-san-diego-crime-lab

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