Scott Juceam is a Southern California businessman and a leading advocate for the prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome (also known as abusive head trauma). Scott has dedicated a large portion of his life to spreading awareness about Shaken Baby Syndrome, so that the risks it poses can be minimized. The syndrome occurs when a child or infant is shaken to the point of sustained physical harm, and in the most extreme cases, death. Oftentimes this type of abuse is carried out by trusted caregivers or family members.
In addition to his dedication to the prevention of abusive head trauma, Scott Juceam is also outspoken about ensuring that Shaken Baby Syndrome is correctly identified in the court system. In recent years, there have been several cases of false “expert” witnesses who have taken the stand in courtrooms, and stated in testimonies that Shaken Baby Syndrome is not real. These testimonies have allowed potentially guilty people to get off freely, and contradict the majority of the scientific community’s opinion on the matter. Juceam has played a key role in promoting justice in these cases involving abusive head trauma.
Scott’s passionate advocacy stems from his personal experience in the matter. In May of 2006, Juceam’s infant daughter went unconscious while under the care of a nanny. The nanny reported shaking the baby in order to wake her, but sadly, the child passed away in the hospital shortly after. The nanny spent two years in custody for charges of murder and child abuse and the case eventually went to trial, where the jury ruled 10-2 in favor of guilty. However, in the re-trial, a medical “expert” was brought in that claimed Juceam’s child had existing brain damage, which was the reason for the child’s passing. This testimony allowed the nanny to walk free. This experience is what led Scott to dedicate his life to preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome, and to fight for justice in cases involving Shaken Baby Syndrome.
With more cases involving Shaken Baby Syndrome showing up every month, and with more doctors denying the existence of the syndrome, it has never been more important for thorough vetting of “experts” who testify in court. Scott Juceam is active in promoting the thorough vetting process of court “experts” so that everyone involved can be assured that the testimony provided is backed by sound science.