Erb's palsy is a birth injury that affects the spinal cord's capacity to send messages to the arm, hand, wrist or fingers through natural nerve impulses. Babies who are born in Washington with this condition usually look as if they are paralyzed in the affected areas of the arm. Many require ongoing and extensive therapy to regain movement in the affected areas. Unlike some birth injuries, Erb's palsy is preventable and usually caused by a physician pulling an infant too roughly or in an abnormal way.
When it comes to traffic collisions, any type of vehicle can be dangerous. In fact, traffic accidents can be difficult for those who are not riding in any vehicle at all (pedestrians), as well as bicyclists and people riding skateboards. However, motorcyclists face an especially high chance of sustaining a serious injury or passing away in a traffic collision and it is important to understand why riding motorcycles can be risky. Drawing attention to the risks motorcyclists face should not only encourage motorcyclists to ride safely, but drivers to pay especially close attention to the road and watch out for those on motorcycles.
Child restraints were once limited to car seats, but times are changing. The law in Washington now includes booster seats for older and bigger children. According to the Washington State Booster Seat Coalition, because seat belts are designed for full grown, adult bodies, you need to use child restraints for children riding in your vehicle.
Many women have to undergo a Caesarean section when they are in labor in Washington. Even though it is a major surgical procedure, doctors do it often enough that is has become routine. However, this does not mean it is without risks. Before you undergo a C-section, it is a good idea for you to familiarize yourself with the risks it could pose for your baby.