The General Medical Council has struck off Professor Roy Meadow
after finding he gave “misleading” evidence during the
Sally Clark case.
Mrs Clark was convicted of murdering her two baby sons in 1999, but
she was exonerated after an appeal in 2003.
During the initial trial Prof Meadow stated that the risk of two
infants dying of sudden infant death syndrome in a household such
as Mrs Clark’s was 1 in 73 million. The GMC found that Prof
Meadows had failed in his duty to identify relevant matters,
including assumptions, on which his statistical evidence.
It found Prof Meadow guilty of Serious Professional Misconduct and
said suspension from the medical register did not reflect the
seriousness of the offence.
“It has therefore concluded that it is proportionate in
safeguarding the public interest and in promoting and maintaining
that trust that your name be erased from the Medical
Register,” the GMC’s Fitness to Practise Panel