Re A and D (Non-Accidental Injury: Subdural Haematomas): FD 5 Dec 2001

Butler Sloss P said: ‘the degree of force required to cause subdural haematomas need not be as great as previously believed. It remains however equally clear that the force used must be out of the normal rough and tumble of family life and must be unacceptable and inappropriate and obviously so. Each case of course has to be decided on its own facts. This is likely to be an evolving area of research. . The courts must however continue to deal with medical evidence on the basis of generally recognised medical opinion, giving due weight in the individual case to any advances in medical knowledge.’
Butler Sloss P
[2001] EWHC Fam 9, [2002] 1 FLR 337, [2002] Fam Law 266
England and Wales
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CitedLancashire County Council v R (A Minor) and others FD 4-Dec-2008
The local authority sought a care order, alleging serious physical abuse of the child. The mother said that any injuries had been inflicted by the father. The father said that the cause was the mother.
Held: The injuries were not likely to . .

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Updated: 25 September 2021; Ref: scu.263385