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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes leads the way in child car seat safety efforts

Leawood, Kan. – February 26, 2020 – For many years, the Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes catastrophic loss practice group has led safety efforts to raise the minimum safe weight for belt positioning booster seats. The firm’s leadership arose from numerous cases in which children restrained in belt positioning booster seats were seriously injured or killed in wrecks from which they could have walked away without serious injury had they been restrained with a five-point harness with deep, padded wings.

This issue is finally receiving national attention, as one of the firm’s recent cases was featured by ProPublica and CBS This Morning.  The story has since been picked up by NBC Nightly News, HLN, Fast Company, MSN News and others.  Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate also have demanded answers from both Evenflo and NHTSA.

This is a significant safety issue for children, as millions of booster seats have been sold that instruct parents to use them as belt positioning booster seats at ages, heights and/or weights that are not safe. The law firm has handled numerous cases involving this issue; Jillian, the young girl featured in the  ProPublica piece, is one of the firm’s clients.

Please contact Doug Gentile or Jeff Rowe with any questions about any issues related to child safety seats and booster seats.

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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes serves and protects individuals, companies, estates and livelihoods.  Based in Kansas City, the firm offers sophisticated representation in both the private and public sectors.  For more, visit

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