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3 Ways to Treat Club Foot

The prescription drug Depakote has been linked to a variety of serious side effects. Used to treat bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and migraines, Depakote has been known to cause club foot, a birth defect that causes one or both feet to develop abnormally, in babies born to women who took the drug while pregnant. While not as dangerous as some other birth defects, club foot can be very expensive and painful to treat. If left untreated, infants can suffer serious developmental complications and problems with mobility.

If your child was born with club foot and you took Depakote while you were pregnant, you may be eligible for compensation from the makers of this dangerous drug. To fight for financial compensation, contact the Depakote lawyers of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-761-3187.

Treatment Options

Unlike some birth defects, club foot can easily be diagnosed, and treatment options are available for this defect. Unfortunately, treatment can be very expensive, so it is important to pursue the compensation you need for these treatments so that you aren’t left paying your child’s medical bills out of your own pocket. Three of the most common treatment options for club foot include:

  1. Treatment without surgery – by setting the foot in place and holding it in position with a cast or splint a few days after birth, the foot may be set in place.
  2. Surgery – surgical procedures can repair tendons, joints, or ligaments in the foot. Surgery is usually done when the child is between 9 and 12 months old.
  3. Physical therapy – usually effective with milder cases of club foot.

If treatment is started early, most children with club food can avoid developmental difficulties.

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To learn more about fighting for the financial compensation you need for your child’s medical treatment, contact the Depakote lawyers of Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.

 

 

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