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Are Disability Benefits Awarded To Parkinson’s Patients?

Question: My mother was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease by her Broward County physician. Do you know what causes Parkinson’s and if it’s genetic?  Can she collect disability benefits for Parkinson’s?

Answer: Florida patients can collect disability benefits for Parkinson’s disease.  With the assistance from an experienced Broward County Social Security attorney, the process of filing a disability benefit claim can go much smoother.

Parkinson’s is a brain disorder that causes shaking, tremors, and rigid body movements. Florida residents, who struggle with Parkinson’s symptoms, will develop severe changes in their health over time.

What may cause Parkinson’s:

  • More common in rural-agricultural areas with high use of pesticides.
  • Lead exposure-manganese, carbon dioxide, carbon disulfide
  • Oxidative stress-free radicals within body not effectively consumed
  • Side effects from other meds which mimic Parkinson’s disease

Is Parkinson’s Genetic?

Research reveals that a genetic risk is found only in patients whose relatives developed Parkinson’s at an early age, such as their 20-30’s.  Professionals have only been able to find a genetic link of those associated with possible limited causes listed above.

Get Help!

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in Broward County, they may be eligible for Florida Social Security disability benefits. Contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for a FREE consultation to help you with your claim. Call: 954-677-0155.

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