In this case we represented a mother. One of the children had sustained multiple rib fractures. It was the initial opinion that the injuries were non-accidental, and the parents were in the possible pool. A number of medical experts were instructed in this matter. It was identified that the child had underlying medical conditions which nobody could pinpoint. Her failure to thrive may have made her more vulnerable and may have resulted in her bones not developing in the way that they should have done and thus making her more vulnerable to injury. The child also sustained a further rib fracture whilst in hospital at a time when the parents were unable to handle the child. The local authority withdrew their application and the children were returned to the care of their parents.