Disabling Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s Disease is a serious neurological condition that affects motor skills and speech. The three identifying characteristics of the disorder are slowness of movement (known as bradykinesia), tremors, and muscle rigidity. It is thought to result from a destruction of dopamine-creation cells in the brain, causing an inability to communicate with and control muscles throughout the body. As communication breaks down between the brain and body, the well-known trembling sets in, along with many other affects. Some of the more noticeable symptoms include loss of motor skills, lack of facial expression, rigidity in muscles, confusion, memory loss, and depression.
The cause of Parkinson’s Disease is unknown. Other conditions may cause similar movement breakdowns, often called Parkinsonism, including stroke, meningitis, or adverse reaction to medication. There is no current cure for Parkinson’s Disease, but there is research into new treatment options to control the destruction of dopamine and discover the cause of the disease.
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SSD and Parkinson’s Disease
If you are unable to work because of Parkinson’s Disease, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. If you will be unable to work for at least 12 months, it is important to apply as soon as possible to ensure that you receive all of the benefits you are entitled to. The attorneys at Berger and Green have successfully represented clients with Parkinson’s Disease in claim for SSD and SSI benefits.
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The Lawyers at Berger and Green
The lawyers at Berger and Green are caring, hardworking, and experienced. Attorney Cynthia C. Berger has over 35 years of experience working with Social Security Disability claimants. The team of attorneys at Berger and Green has represented many clients, including those with Parkinson’s disease.
If you have questions about your claim for Social Security Disability or SSI, or have been denied, call Berger and Green for a free consultation about your claim. When choosing an attorney for your Social Security Disability claim or SSI, choose an attorney with experience. Call Berger and Green at 1-(412) 661-1400 for your free consultation today.
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