Meadows gave “erroneous and misleading” evidences in Sally Clark case, GMC finds

Professor Sir Roy Meadow has been found guilty of giving erroneous
and misleading evidence in the Sally Clark case by the General
Medical Council.

The GMC, the regulatory body for all medical doctors, is now
considering whether this amounts to serious professional misconduct
and if so what sanctions, if any, to impose.

Sir Roy admitted his use of statistics at Mrs Clark’s 1999 trial
was “insensitive” but stood by his evidence. This contributed to
Mrs Clark being convicted of murdering her two sons. She won an
appeal against the verdict in 2003.

The GMC said Sir Roy had not intended to mislead in evidence he
gave at Mrs Clark’s trial, decided his overall evidence was
misleading and that he “erroneously implied” that two deaths in a
family would be independent of one another.

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