November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

by Robert D'Iorio

From everyone here at The Law Offices of Robert A. D’Iorio, PLLC; we want to wish you a happy Thanksgiving!

September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day

by Robert D'Iorio

In the following video Katie Couric discusses the meaning, history and origin of Labor Day.

Please enjoy the video and have a happy and safe Labor Day!


July 25, 2009

Patient Safety Day

by Robert D'Iorio

Today, July 25, 2009 is Patient Safety Day. Patient safety day has been observed since 2001 with over 40 States participating.

What is Patient Safety Day? Patient Safety Day is a day to remember all of those harmed by medical errors. A moment of silence and a candlelight vigil will be held to remember those harmed and to reflect on the shared vision of a safer healthcare system.

For more information on Patient Safety Day please visit their website.

July 19, 2009

Top U.S. Hospitals

by Robert D'Iorio

This week U.S. News and World Report released its 2009-10 edition of the best hospitals in the nation.
Here is the link to the top 20.

Also, here is a link to my post last year containing the top pediatric hospitals in the country for conditions such as cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy.

July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

by Robert D'Iorio

I would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July. Please enjoy this video.


May 19, 2009

Folic Acid - Neural Tube Defects, Hydrocephalus & Spina Bifida

by Robert D'Iorio

The following video was made by the March of Dimes and is a follow up to my last post. It explains the importance of folic acid in preventing birth defects such as spina bifida , Hydrocephalus and neural tube defects.


May 17, 2009

NEW STUDY: Folic Acid Linked to Reduced Risk of Premature Birth

by Robert D'Iorio

Folic Acid has long been recognized as a beneficial supplement to be taken by expecting mothers to reduce the incidence of neural tube defects such as spina bifida.

Recently, a study by Radek Bukowski from the University of Texas suggests that women who took folic acid for a year prior to conception greatly reduced the risk of premature birth. In fact, the study indicates that women that took folic acid for one year prior to conception reduced their chance of delivering prematurely by 70% between 20 and 28 weeks and 50% between 28 and 32 weeks when compared to women that did not take the supplement.

It is recommended that women planning to get pregnant take at least 400 micrograms (0.4 milligrams) per day and when pregnant, increase to 600 – 800 micrograms per day.

September 24, 2008

Spina Bifida and Folic Acid

by Robert D'Iorio

The Following video discusses the importance of prenatal vitamins. Lack of folic acid during the early stages of pregnancy can cause the birth defect, spina bifida. Doctors recommend all women of childbearing age should consume folic acid to drastically reduce the risk of neural tube defects.

For more information please visit the Spina Bifida Association of America (SBA).



August 22, 2008

Lack of Prenatal Care and The Infant Mortality Rate are Examined on “Babyland” on ABC’s 20/20 tonight at 10:00 EST

by Robert D'Iorio

Lack of prenatal care can lead to devastating results to a child such as cerebral palsy, erb’s palsy, spina bifida or even death. Often these conditions can be avoided with proper prenatal care. Tonights 20/20 will focus on a grassroots campaign to save these children. Although, the doctors treating these children are doing a great service one has to think; wouldn’t it have been so much easier (for everyone) to treat the mothers (that they are able to treat) properly to begin with and avoid this devastating situation?

June 17, 2008

Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy & Birth Injury Information Group

by Robert D'Iorio

I would like to invite anyone that is interested to visit/join our Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy & Birth Injury Information Groups where you will find valuable resources on both the legal aspects of birth injuries and the latest news and treatments.

It is my hope that the groups will be an easy and informal way for those affected by a birth injury and their families to get the information they need.

Also, I will be hosting a Live Chat every Thursday at 7:00pm EST on the group websites where you are encouraged to ask questions regarding birth injuries.

The Groups are currently on Facebook, Myspace and Yahoo Groups. Also, Please feel free to simply e-mail your question directly to me at robert@dioriofirm.com and I will reply to your e-mail address.

Here are the links:

Facebook

Myspace

Yahoo Groups

I hope to see you there,

Robert