Resources for Cerebral Palsy, Including Information in Spanish | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles. A recent CDC study shows that the average prevalence of CP is 3.3 per 1,000 8-year-old children or 1 in 303 children.   Click here to listen to a podcast on Cerebral Palsy. What Are Some of the Signs of Cerebral Palsy? According to the CDC, “the signs of cerebral palsy vary greatly.  The main sign is a delay reaching the motor or movement milestones. Click here for a milestone checklist and here for the spanish version. A child over 2 months with cerebral…

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Stop C. Difficile: Education and Hand Washing Saves Lives | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Clostridium difficile or “C. diff.”  killed more patients in England in 2006 than MRSA. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported a nearly twofold increase in C. diff infections from 1996 to 2003 in the U.S.The same hyper-virulent strain, dubbed ribotype 027, has invaded some hospitals in the U.S.C. diff. infections kill an estimated 5,000 people in the U.S. per year, the CDC reports. C. diff has been causing trouble for several years. The mortality rate from this disease is rising. What do we know about this enemy? Outside of hospitals and nursing homes, it is only found in the…

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