Posted On September 12, 2016 In Personal Injury
Data collected by Nationwide Children’s Hospital claims that strollers are causing an increase in childhood brain injuries. According to researchers, almost 361,000 children aged five and under were involved in stroller accidents that required a trip to the emergency room. In 1990, only one in five of these accidents resulted in traumatic brain injuries. By 2010, 42 percent of children and 53 percent newborns involved in stroller accidents suffered traumatic brain injuries. The majority of accidents were caused by strollers tipping over or children falling out.
This is important news because traumatic brain injuries at a young age can have long-term consequences. A study of 1.1 million people in Sweden discovered that childhood traumatic brain injuries were associated with low educational attainment, use of welfare and early death. Children with severe brain injuries had worse outcomes in adulthood. It is therefore extremely important to prevent baby stroller injuries.
Parents can prevent baby stroller injuries by staying vigilant and being informed.
If product defects are to blame for a stroller accident, parents should be aware that they may have legal options to hold the manufacturer accountable. The Texas personal injury attorneys at Mike Love & Associates, LLC will hold stroller manufacturers accountable when their products cause injuries.