Best Attorneys for Antidepressant-Related Child Clubfoot – More Inside
Congenital disorders and defects vary, but none is as distressing as club foot. Medically known as talipes equinovarus, this birth defect presents as the baby’s legs turned inward on themselves, or downward. Club foot is thought to have numerous causes, some of which are genetic in origin, but it is believed that antidepressant use may heighten the risk of a child being born with the disorder. Clubfoot makes it extremely difficult for the child to walk, and as such, they may have to deal with limited mobility as well as bruises and calluses on their feet as they try to walk on the sides of their feet, the balls or even the tips of their feet. In personal injury law, there is no such thing as a fluke or an accident: even defects of this nature may have been stopped if for instance the drug manufacturer indicated this risk on medication packaging, or if your physician advised you not to take antidepressants during pregnancy, or taken a full family medical history to discover the likelihood for your child to be born with it. In such cases, you’re well within your rights to file a lawsuit to recover money damages for your child in order to get them the surgery they need to live a normal life.
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Here are some of the most common symptoms of clubfoot:
- A foot or both feet twisted inwards
- Calf muscles that are underdeveloped
- A foot that is so severely turned that it looks as if it is upside down
- The child’s top of the foot is twisted both downward and inward
- The child is born with one foot up to half an inch shorter than the other foot
How is Clubfoot Diagnosed?
It is possible to diagnose a child with clubfoot even before they are born via the use of ultrasound as well as sound wave technology. However, most parents find out the moment they give birth and see the child’s feet.
Clubfoot Non-Surgical Treatment
When it comes to treatment, casting the feet is an option in some cases, which slowly moves the feet back to their original position over time as the cast is adjusted. Casting and stretching the feet may take up to 3 months, and after that, the child must do stretching exercises as well as wear braces or special shoes in some cases in order to make sure that the feet stay in the right position even after the casts are removed.
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Clubfoot can be prevented especially in women who come from families that have no genetic predisposition of the same. If you feel that your physician failed to warn you about the use of SSRIs during pregnancy, or the manufacturers of antidepressants failed to inform you about the risk of your child developing club foot with antidepressant use, please give us a call NOW at (773) 362-2747 and we’ll help you get started with the legal process of filing a lawsuit in order to recover money damages. Thanks for choosing McCready Law, and we look forward to helping you.