Baby would have died without treatment: Dad's trial

Gabriel Fowler
February 26 2024 - 7:30pm
A five-month-old baby who was first taken to Cessnock Hospital on December 12, 2020, before being transferred to John Hunter Hospital, was later diagnosed with a fractured skull, broken ribs, bleeding on the brain, and loss of movement in her lower limbs. Her father is on trial in the Newcastle District Court. Picture by Max-Mason Hubers
A five-month-old baby who was first taken to Cessnock Hospital on December 12, 2020, before being transferred to John Hunter Hospital, was later diagnosed with a fractured skull, broken ribs, bleeding on the brain, and loss of movement in her lower limbs. Her father is on trial in the Newcastle District Court. Picture by Max-Mason Hubers

IT IS impossible to say whether the catastrophic injuries inflicted on a five-month-old baby at the centre of a criminal trial were caused by shaking, an expert witness says.

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Gabriel Fowler

Gabriel Fowler

Senior Journalist

Community health & welfare, social justice, investigations, general news. Gabriel.Fowler@newcastleherald.com.au

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