Why are Parkinson’s Disease Cases Hard to Prove?
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH), “Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that belongs to a group of conditions called movement disorders. It is both chronic, meaning it persists over a long period of time, and progressive, meaning its symptoms grow worse over time.”
Read on to learn more about PD.
Causes of Parkinson’s Disease are Largely Unknown
Because it is difficult to pin down the exact causes of Parkinson’s disease, it is also difficult to determine how or when you may have contracted the disease.
While there are, at times, genetic factors at play in the development of PD, there is no guarantee that you will pass it along to your children.
Since it tends to be difficult to pin down exactly when and where you may have contracted PD, it is also difficult to prove in court.
The Disease is Progressive
As aforementioned, PD is progressive, which means that it worsens over time. Since PD doesn’t come on strong in the beginning, it may be difficult to determine when the disease first began.
This is another reason why PD is difficult to prove. When there is no definitive timeframe in which the disease was contracted, it can be difficult to determine what may have caused its onset.
The People Who Get the Disease
Every year, roughly 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD. Since symptoms of PD tend to develop in the later years of life, it’s common for many people not to seek treatment right away. It is easy for older people to regard the symptoms of PD as standard indications of aging, rather than assuming PD is to blame.
We Can Help
If you’ve developed PD and believe it is the result of someone else’s negligent actions, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Our skilled disability attorneys have handled many cases just like yours, and we’re prepared to handle yours, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm with your case right away. After all, it is your health on the line.
Call Dabdoub Law Firm today at (800) 969-0488 to speak with an attorney about your case.