Sue Luttner is a technical writer and occasional journalist who found herself inside an astonishing medico-legal controversy, which she blogs about at http://onsbs.com/
Sue grew up in Lynwood, California, and earned a Communication/Journalism degree from Stanford University in 1975. She spent several years as a legal copy editor before she found her true calling, writing user manuals and eventually programming guides for computer companies, primarily Apple. You can see her work history on Linkedin, at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sue-luttner/5/b24/737.
Over several months in the mid 1990s, Sue heard the story unfold as a friend’s adult niece was accused and ultimately convicted of shaking an infant in her care. Sue went to the medical library and reached an improbable conclusion: Child abuse physicians and prosecutors working with a flawed model of shaken baby syndrome are tearing apart innocent families and sending innocent parents and caretakers to prison in alarming numbers.
Sue was so staggered by the implications of her initial research that she has now spent 18 years educating herself, confirming her facts, and writing a book about it. You can read the prologue at http://onsbs.com/prologue/
Her short piece on shaken baby syndrome in California Lawyer magazine is on line at http://www.callawyer.com/clstory.cfm?pubdt=201103&eid=914363&evid=1
You can see her academic treatment of the subject in the on-line journal Argument & Critique, at http://www.argumentcritique.com/uploads/1/0/3/1/10317653/luttner.pdf
Sue Luttner has found a new specialty, editing research papers for professional journals. For an article she edited for biomechanic John Lloyd, Phd, please see http://www.ashdin.com/journals/JFB/F110601.pdf. If you have technical editing needs, please be in touch through the form below.
Sue is collaborating with the Innocence Network (the coalition of regional innocence projects) on resources for attorneys appealing infant head-injury cases, and she is available to help attorneys come up to speed on the medical issues.
She is now the inaugural president of Protecting Innocent Families, Inc. a newly formed non-profit that represents both falsely accused families and the professionals who defend them. She also works with the Evidence Based Medicine and Social Investigation group, an alliance of parents who offer information and support to others falsely accused of abusing their children.
Sue Luttner is now finishing an important, engaging, and meticulously researched book on the double tragedy of shaken baby syndrome. For the first third of the book outline and links to sample chapters, please see http://onsbs.com/chapters/. She believes that the subject matter demands the credibility of a third party and is therefore looking for an agent or publisher. If you can help, please be in touch.