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Clostridium Difficile


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Clostridium Difficile Disease Injury Lawsuits

Clostridium Difficile | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Disease: Injury, Infection | Exposure, Hospital-Borne Bacterial Infection, Contamination

Clostridium difficile has become a common infection control problem in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Clostridium difficile is a bacterium that affects your intestines. New versions of this bacterium produce 20 times the toxin of the older version. When clostridium difficile takes over the toxins attack your intestinal wall and left untreated may cause ulcerations. Antibiotic usage is usually the initial cause of developing this disease. Additionally, antibiotics are usually the cause of recurrent cases of Clostridium difficile. An estimated 400,000 case of severe diarrhea are associated to clostridium difficile each year.

Symptoms & Diagnosis

Clostridium difficile symptoms may include diarrhea and cramping at first. The later stages are commonly flu-like symptoms of weakness, dehydration, fever, nausea, vomiting. In the advanced stages, individuals may have blood in their stool. Lab tests examine stool samples to determine whether an individual might have a Clostridium difficile infection. A gastroenterologist is the main specialist that handles this illness because they deal with illnesses of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach & intestines). The gastroenterologist may perform a colonoscopy to assess the damage to your intestines and the presence of the Clostridium difficile.

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C. diff on the Rise in Florida

Dec 1, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
C. diff has been making the news lately and now, a new antibiotic resistant strain of the diarrheal illness is showing up in health care facilities nationwide, reports the East Volusia News-JournalOnline.com.  The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also reports C. diff has been seen in all 50 states.  Meanwhile, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America have both published guidelines meant to minimize the...

C. diff Found in Meats

Nov 19, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
MSNBC.com is reporting that a recent study has revealed that the intestinal germ Clostridium difficile—C. diff—is present in 40 percent of all grocery meats.C. diff tends to appear in people on antibiotics and occurs when spores enter the body orally and reach the gastrointestinal tract.  When C. diff bacteria overgrows in the colon, or large intestine, severe diarrhea—often accompanied by colitis, or intestinal inflammation—can set in.  C. diff can be...

C. diff Still Rising in Hospitals

Nov 11, 2008 | Parker Waichman LLP
We recently reported that a panel of experts said that this country’s epidemic of the potentially dangerous superbug Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, will probably worsen before any improvement is seen.  Cases of the C. diff diarrhea bug have been seen in all 50 states, says L. Clifford McDonald, MD, of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion.  And "we haven't hit bottom yet," says Lance Peterson, MD,...

7 children are infected by bacterium at L.A. hospital

Dec 16, 2006 | Los Angeles Times
White Memorial Medical Center near downtown Los Angeles has closed its neonatal and pediatric intensive care units to new admissions after seven children became infected with a virulent bacterium, including one baby who probably died as a result, hospital officials said Friday. The Boyle Heights hospital shut its busy neonatal unit Dec. 4 after identifying an outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is believed to have infected five babies. Then Friday, White Memorial closed its high-level...

C. difficile outbreak linked to nine hospital deaths

Oct 29, 2006 | Montreal Gazette
Public health authorities have yet to contain an outbreak of C. difficile-related diarrhea in a St. Hyacinthe hospital that has been linked to the deaths of nine patients since July. At present, 22 patients most of them elderly are still sick with Clostridium difficile-associated disease at the Centre hospitalier Honore Mercier. The superbug is suspected to be lurking on five floors of the building, despite the fact housekeeping staff have twice washed down patient rooms with bleach. The...

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