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Max Shacknai Summary of Reports

Max Shacknai Summary of Reports

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SUMMARY
OFREPORTS
According
to Dr.
JudyMelinekl,the
"assault
scenario
was
discussed
with
and
supported
by
the
findings
of
Dr.
Robert Bove...
and
most
importantly
is
the only
scenario
we
could
come
up
with
in
collaborative
consultation
that
could
account
for all
the
planes
of
injuries
andthe
scene
findings
in
this
case."l
1.
How AccidentalFalls
Can
Occur
A.
"Accidentalfalls
over
a
railing
can occur
when
contactbetween
a
person's
body
and
the
railing
occurs
in
such
a
way
that the
center
of
gravity
of
thepersonis
aboveand
movesover the
railing."2
B.
In
order
for
aperson
to
fall
over a
railing,"the
center
of
gravity
of
the
personmust therefore
not only
be
above
the height
of
the
railing but
must
also
move
horizontally...over
the thickness
of
the
railing."3
2.
Scene
Geometry"The
geometry
of
the
scene
and
kinematics
of
human
locomotionplace
limits
on
the
locations
and
speeds at
which
a
person
of Max's...size
could interact
with
the
railingin
such
a
way
as
to
cause
(him
to
potentially)
travel
over the
railing
accidentally."a
3.
Max's
Center of
Gravitv Without
Scooter
A.
o'...the
railing
heightalong
the
second
floor
hallwaywas approximatelysixinches
above
the
standing center
of
gravity
for
someone
of
Max's...height."s
"Impact
'
Dr. Melinek's
report
dated
July
16,2012,
is
hereinafterreferred to
as
"Melinek",
and
Dr. Bove's
report
dated
July
26,2012,
is
hereinafter referredto
as
"Bove".
 
with
the
railing,
even
at
fast
running
speeds,
would
therefore
not result
in
a
fall
over
the
railing for
someone
of Max's...stature."6
B.
"...testing
conducted
to
determine
appropriate
guardrailheights
has
demonstrated
that the
height
of
the
hip
joint
relative
to the
railing
heightmay be
morerelated
to
whether
a
fall
over the
railing
may
occur.
The
height
off
of
the
floor
of
the
hip
joints
for a
six
year
old with
Max's...reported
height...is
less than
25
inches,in
comparison to
the
railing
height
of
32Yq
inches."7
4.
Maxos
Centerof
Gravitv
With
Scooter
A.
"Even
with
the
additional heightprovided
by
the
scooter,
the
center
of
gravity
of
a
person
of
Max's...height
while
on
the
scooter
would
still
be
two
inches
below
the
railing."s
'oDue
to the
low
center
ofgravity
of
the
scooter,
the combined
center
of
gravity
for
a
person
of
Max's...stature
and
the
scooter
as
a
unit would
be
even
lo\ryer."9
B.
"Impact
with
the
second
floorrailing,
even
at
fast
running
speeds,
would
thereforenot result
in
a
fall
over the
railing for
someone
ofMax's
(f,reld's)...stature
while
on
the scooter..."lo
5.
A.
TheScenario
Depictedby
Gomez
Fails
toAccount
for
Max's
Iniuries
The
Primary
Fall
Impact
was
Against
the
Top of
the Head
"[T]he
skull
fracture contusion indicatesthe
primary
fall
impactwas
against
the
top(vertex)
of
the
head and
not the
right
front."ll
"Both
the nature
and
location
of
the
skull
fracture
and
the
subgaleal
contusion
indicatethat
Max's...head
sustaineda
forcefulcontact
at its
vertex."l2"...the
orientation
of
the
body
depicted
in Dr.
Gomez'sreport
 
would
result
in
forceful
contactbetween
the
face
and
the
groundand
notably
would
notresult
in forceful
contact
to
the
skull's
vertex."13
B.
Back
Injuries
i.
"The
pattern
of
injury
on
Max's
back
is
not
consistent
with
an
impact/slide
against
the
descending
banister
as
depicted
in Dr.
Gomez's
scenario
as
there
isno
deep
muscle
injury..."la
ii.
"...the
abrasions
and
contusions
to
Max's...back are
primarily
midline
and
leftof
midline."ls
ooAreas
of
transfer"
observed
inside
the shirt
Max
was
wearing"are
consistent
with
thesoft tissue
injuriesto
his
back."l6
"...these
injuries
were
minor
and
did
not
extend
into
the
subcutaneous
tissue."lT
iii.
According
to
Dr.
Gomez's
report,
"contact
with
the
railing
descending
from
the landing
to
the
firstfloor
would
haveoccurred
after a
fall
over
a
vertical
distance
of
approximately
seven
feet"
and
the
"contact
between
the
railing
and
Max's...back
redirectedhis
horizontal
motion."ls
"Such
a
redirecting
impact
to
Max's...back
in
this
scenario
would
have
required
substantial
force
to
arrest
and
reverse
the
horizontal
component
of
his
motion."le
"The
superficial
backinjuries
sustained by
Max...are not
consistent
with
the
scenario
proposed
byDr.
Gomez
and
arc
consistent
with
a
less
forceful
contact."2o
C.
Cervical
Spine
Injury
i.
'oAnextension
injuryto
the cervical spine(al)...anda
frontal
bone
fracture
couldnot have occurred
due
to the
same
contact
with
the
first floor
surface..."2l

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