Accidental injuries to baby girl 'not credible', court told

A paediatrician has told the trial of a childminder accused of shaking a 10-month-old baby girl that it is not credible to conclude the infant's injuries were accidental.

Accidental injuries to baby girl 'not credible', court told

A paediatrician has told the trial of a childminder accused of shaking a 10-month-old baby girl that it is not credible to conclude the infant's injuries were accidental.

34-year-old Sandra Higgins of The Beeches, Drumgola Wood in Cavan denies causing serious harm to the infant at her home on March 28, 2012.

Dr Alan Finan treated the 10-month-old girl after she was brought by Sandra Higgins to the emergency department of Cavan General Hospital at around 4.30pm

The consultant paediatrician has told the childminder's trial the infant suffered seizures for five days, had bleeding on the brain, retinal detachment and brusing to her face and body.

Dr Finan's view is that the girl's injuries were not accidental and that what appeared to be fingertip bruising on her back suggested she had been shaken.

34-year-old Sandra Higgins denies assaulting the baby.

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