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Spina bifida can be treated through intrauterine surgery

A technique pioneered in 1997 gives families the option of undergoing corrective spina bifida surgery while their child is still in the womb.

According to Doctor Neil Mandsager, certain unborn babies diagnosed with spina bifida could qualify to be treated through intrauterine surgery. Spina bifida may cause leg paralysis, bladder and bowel problems, orthopedic malformations, and neurological complications. Intrauterine surgery may prevent or reduce the severity of some of these symptoms. Families may have to travel since this highly specialized surgery is only performed in a few facilities across the nation, like Vanderbelt University Medical Center in Nashville.

An estimated 3.5 of every 10,000 babies are diagnosed with spina bifida. This number is thought to be higher if the baby has been exposed to Depakote in the womb. If you think this may have been the reason your child developed this condition, getting a lawyer’s help is crucial for you to sustain the costly treatment procedures for your baby. Learn more about your legal options from the lawyers of Williams Hart today by calling 800-761-3187.

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