Signs of infantile scoliosis
Scoliosis, or the abnormal curvature of the spine, affects 2% to 3% of the U.S. population, or approximately 6 to 9 people in the country. Although the onset of scoliosis usually appears between ages 10 and 15, some develop this disease during infancy or early childhood. When signs and symptoms of scoliosis appear between birth and 3 years of age, it is called infantile scoliosis.
Your baby might be suffering from scoliosis if:
- A bulge appears on one side of the chest
- The baby consistently lies curved on one side
- The baby is suffering from conditions affecting the lungs or the heart
- The baby is difficult to feed because of shortness of breath
- The baby is restless or irritated because of chest pain
Several studies have shown links between infantile scoliosis and the migraine drug Depakote taken during pregnancy. If you believe your child’s scoliosis has resulted from taking this drug, our team of defective pharmaceutical attorneys at Williams Kherkher is here to help assess your situation. Call us at (800) 220-9341 to learn if your circumstances qualify you to file a claim against the manufacturer involved.