The following is a list of educational and legal resources available for those falsely accused of “Shaken Baby Syndrome” or nonaccidental trauma. These are not websites or persons in any way affiliated with website or 2nd Chair Services. As such, we are not intending, by listing them here, to endorse or align ourselves with any of the statements or opinions made by them or their websites. This list is simply intended to aid interested parties in finding information, resources, and alternative explanations to false allegations of abuse.


Documentaries, Books, and Movies

The Syndrome – From “Filmmaker Meryl Goldsmith and national award-winning investigative reporter Susan Goldsmith document the unimaginable nightmare for those accused and focus on the men and women dedicating their lives to defending the prosecuted and freeing the convicted.”

“How did the myth of “SBS” begin and who are the shocking people behind it who have built careers and profited from the theory? Both are unflinchingly identified. Shaken baby proponents want to silence their critics even as countless lives are ruined.”

See the trailer for The Syndrome here

“Flawed Convictions Shaken Baby Syndrome and the Inertia of Injustice” Debra Tuerkheimer

Randy Papetti

Social Media for The Accused


Forensic Truth Foundation



The Syndrome


Alternate Explanations and Medical Mimics

Birth Injuries

Citation Looney and Rooks



Coagulation or Clotting Disorders

Blood clotting disorders can lead to easy bruising and internal bleeding with minor accidental trauma. It can even lead to the misdiagnosis of child abuse (Scroll down the page for hematologic disorders).  


Bacterial meningitis is a rare but very serious infection which attacks the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream it can begin to cause serious damage to limbs and body appendages; it can also cause brain injury, severe intracranial bleeding, and can, if left untreated, lead to death.


The Global Vaccine Institute

National Vaccine Information Center – www.NVIC.Org  Taken From Their Site “The non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is an independent clearinghouse for information on diseases and vaccine science, policy, law and the ethical principle of informed consent. NVIC publishes information about vaccination and health to encourage educated decision-making. NVIC does not make vaccine use recommendations. NVIC supports the availability of all preventive health care options and the legal right for individuals to make informed, voluntary health choices for themselves and their children.”

Mission Statement – “The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is dedicated to preventing vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and advocating for informed consent protections in medical policies and public health laws. NVIC defends the human right to freedom of thought and conscience and supports the inclusion of flexible medical, religious and conscientious belief exemptions in vaccine policies and laws.”

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (Vaers) Established in 1990, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national early warning system to detect possible safety problems in U.S.-licensed vaccines. VAERS is co-managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). VAERS accepts and analyzes reports of adverse events (possible side effects) after a person has received a vaccination. Anyone can report an adverse event to VAERS. Healthcare professionals are required to report certain adverse events and vaccine manufacturers are required to report all adverse events that come to their attention.

VAERS is a passive reporting system, meaning it relies on individuals to send in reports of their experiences to CDC and FDA. VAERS is not designed to determine if a vaccine caused a health problem, but is especially useful for detecting unusual or unexpected patterns of adverse event reporting that might indicate a possible safety problem with a vaccine. This way, VAERS can provide CDC and FDA with valuable information that additional work and evaluation is necessary to further assess a possible safety concern.

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