Because Cerebral palsy (CP) affects motion control in babies and children, special cerebral palsy car seats are important. As often as your child will need to see a specialist such as dentists, nutritionists, and other medical professionals, he or she will need to travel safely in a car. A cerebral palsy car seat can help keep your child safer when riding in a car.
Choosing a Cerebral Palsy Car Seat
When looking for a car seat, parents will want one that caters to their child’s growing needs. An appropriate cerebral palsy car seat should have:
- Firm padding
- Adjustable restraint recline
- Both lap and shoulder restraints
- Additional padding
- A deeper seat large enough to accommodate children 20-100 pounds
- Comfortable, highly-padded headrest
A cerebral palsy car seat is only one of the many accessories and special pieces of adaptive equipment that will help your child with CP function more comfortably. Other adaptive equipment will include:
- Toilets or potties
Could Your Child’s Cerebral Palsy Have Been Prevented?
Cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture. One cause of cerebral palsy is a lack of oxygen to the infant’s brain during labor or delivery. The lack of oxygen causes a brain injury that affects the central nervous system. This type of brain injury is sometimes caused by medical negligence or improper medical care, which may have been prevented with prompt and proper medical care. Unfortunately, cerebral palsy birth injuries are not rare. There are about 8,000 cerebral palsy birth injuries each year in the United States.
If you suspect your child’s cerebral palsy may have been caused by medical negligence, you may be able to get answers and financial relief from a legal settlement. Costs of care are high for children with CP. You will need money to buy adaptive equipment like cerebral palsy car seats. Call Sokolove Law today and start the process of getting your questions answered.