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Parkinson's Disease - Disability Claim

Parkinson's Disease can be a debilitating illness, but as medical science makes improvements in treatment, more and more insurance companies are denying claims for long term disability.


At Share Lawyers we have extensive experience in handling cases involving individuals who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. We understand the patience and compassion that is needed to handle such a case, together with the need for sound legal advice. When you are suffering from these symptoms you are not at your best, and need the steady compassionate advice of experienced lawyers to assist you in navigating your way to fair and equitable resolution of your claim.

We would encourage you to contact us to consult further about your claim, to see if we can be of assistance to you and your family.

There are time limits to all claims and any delay in proceeding may be subject to a deadline so you should not delay in proceeding with your claim or obtaining legal advice to clarify these deadlines.

Click here to take a Free Online Assessment now and find out if you have a case.

Facts & Figures - Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a nervous system degenerative disorder caused by the unexplained death of dopamine-containing cells in the midbrain. Early symptoms include tremors, rigidity, and difficulty walking. Later symptoms may include behavioral and cognitive difficulties, such as dementia and emotional disturbances.

The early motor problems are referred to as a "parkinsonian syndrome" or "parkinsonism." Parkinson's disease is just one form of parkinsonism. Other parkinsonian syndromes may mimic it in the beginning but behave differently over time.

Parkinson's has no known cause, although a few unusual cases have had a hereditary component. Exposure to certain pesticides as well as tobacco use seem to be risk factors. The disorders gets progressively worse and is currently incurable, but manageable with treatment.

Fact: Most cases of Parkinson's occur after the age of 50.

Fact: 20% to 25% of patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease are eventually found to have a different form of parkinsonism.

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