Bacteria (/bækˈtɪəriə/; singular: bacterium) constitute a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms. Typically a few micrometres in length, bacteria have a number of shapes, ranging from spheres to rods and spirals. Bacteria were among the first life forms to appear on Earth, and are present in most of its habitats. Bacteria inhabit soil, water, acidic hot springs, radioactive waste, and the deep portions of Earth's crust. Bacteria also live in symbiotic and parasitic relationships with plants and animals. They are also known to have flourished in manned spacecraft.There are typically 40 million bacterial cells in a gram of soil and a million bacterial cells in a millilitre of fresh water.
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    • Dallas Necrotizing Fasciitis Lawyer

      Have you contracted necrotizing fasciitis while at a hospital or nursing home in Texas? Call us today at 1-877-405-4313. Necrotizing fasciitis is a bacterial infection of the skin. It spreads quickly and kills the soft tissue of the body. Accurate diagnosis is essential in order to ensure prompt treatment as the disease can become deadly in a short period of time.

      Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 10 readers -
  • What are the Potential Complications of Bite Injuries?

    … – Contrary to popular belief, dogs’ mouths are not actually more sanitary than our own. The reality is that dogs’ mouths contain millions of bacteria that could potentially infect a wound. In some cases, an infection develops long after a bite has occurred but while a wound is still healing. Emotional trauma – A dog attack can be a traumatizing…

    Gabriel Levin/ 9 readers -
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis & Medical Malpractice

    …, an elevated body temperature, or lethargy. What causes necrotizing enterocolitis? While the exact cause of NEC remains unknown, some experts believe oxygen deprivation during a difficult delivery may be a contributory factor. The lack of oxygen or blood flow to the intestine can cause it to weaken thus making it easier for bacteria that enters…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 18 readers -
  • Birth Injuries to the Mother

    …. Ruptured uterus. An improperly performed cesarean section. Serious injuries related to childbirth. Pre-eclampsia, whereby untreated high blood pressure leads to damage to organs in the mother’s body. Since it starts at around the 20th week of pregnancy, it is important that presiding prenatal doctors treat it immediately to avert…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 30 readers -
  • Dog Bites can Lead to Infections

    … While millions of households own dogs throughout the United States, dog bites may seem like a relatively rare occurrence. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),1 about 4.5 million individuals are bitten by dogs every year in the U.S. In many situations, the emotional shock of the dog bite is worse than…

    Gabriel Levin/ 9 readers -
  • Can I sue a restaurant for food poisoning?

    …Answer: If you became sick after eating food at a restaurant, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. With the proliferation of dangerous bacteria such as salmonella and E. Coli in the restaurant industry, we could be one meal away from falling ill due to the negligence of a restaurant or food supplier. Restaurants are obligated to ensure…

    Rasansky Law Firm- 37 readers -
  • Contact Lens Use Increases Risk for Bacterial Infections

    … By Greg Webb, June 9, 2015 I have been wearing contact lenses for 35 years now. Although as I age, I tend to gravitate more to my comfortable glasses. I am in good health I think, I have not had any troublesome eye infections recently (but have before), but apparently I am a prime candidate to get one because I put contact lenses in my eyes…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 7 readers -
  • Drug Shortage Tied to Quality Control Problems

    … What is worse than finding out that one of your important prescriptions is contaminated with bacteria or heavy metals? Perhaps it is finding out that it contained little or no active ingredients. Since the FDA finally began to get serious about cGMP issues (current Good Manufacturing Practices), many drug plants now find themselves shut down…

    Due Diligence- 10 readers -
  • Lyme Disease Misdiagnosis

    … misdiagnosed due to a lack of knowledge or negligent testing related to Lyme disease, you may have a claim to get your medical bills and pain and suffering covered by the negligent medical professional. While sometimes misdiagnoses may be true freak accidents, there is often negligence on the part of the doctor who diagnosed the disease incorrectly. Each…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 33 readers -
  • Restaurant Related Injuries

    … member present trained to deal with a choking emergency? Food poisoning. Is your food fresh, clean, stored properly, and then cooked to the appropriate temperature to kill any bacteria? Have all utensils, surfaces, equipment, and plates been adequately cleaned and sanitized? Cuts and wounds. Have you been warned about sharp or pointy utensils…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 29 readers -
  • Drug-Resistant Superbug from Endoscopic Procedure On the Rise

    … ducts.” The public is now becoming aware of something known to the medical world and the FDA for several years—these scopes are very difficult to sanitize and according to the FDA, “may facilitate the spread of deadly bacteria.” There have been at least 75 reports of problems with the devices in the past two years. Most recently, patients…

    Greg Webb/ MichieHamlett- 9 readers -
  • Dog Bite Injuries Can Have Serious Complications

    … is infection. Dogs’ mouths’ have millions of bacteria that could potentially cause an infection, which in some cases may be severe enough to require surgical amputation of the affected body part, as one unfortunate Texas woman2 discovered. Fear of dogs – There are millions of dogs in the United States that are kept as pets, and it is almost impossible… 7 readers -
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