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'Terrifying' misdiagnosis in Jayden case

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The lawyer representing a couple who were cleared of murdering their baby has said that the radiologists who missed diagnosing the infant with rickets were not told of their mistake until they gave evidence in court.

Jenny Wiltshire said that it was "terrifying" to think that "nobody had pointed out their error or offered them any training."

She explained to the Today programme's John Humphrys that the pathologist could see "at a quick glance" at four-month-old Jayden's x-rays that he had "obvious signs of rickets" during the post mortem.

It was "quite incredible" that the medical profession has "simply forgotten" about a 1991 government directive that all breast feeding women should take Vitamin D, she said.


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