Are disability benefits available for Parkinson's disease caused by paraquat exposure?

Yes. According to the Social Security Administration's Blue Book, the list of health conditions that can qualify someone for disability benefits, Parkinson's disease is considered a disability. Therefore, people who developed it as a result of paraquat exposure can obtain disability compensation.

Paraquat exposure victims with Parkinson's disease might receive $3,345 per month

Parkinson's disease

Considering that Parkinson's disease is one of the health conditions that comprises a neurological disability list, it is considered a disability by the Social Security Administration.

If a person has Parkinson's disease and they are not able to work for at least one year or longer because of their diagnosis, they may be able to qualify for Social Security disability benefits and be seen as disabled by the Social Security Administration.

To qualify for disability, the Social Security Administration will examine all of the medical records and documentation to see if they closely match the listing for Parkinson's disease in the Blue Book.

The person seeking disability benefits from the Social Security Administration must also meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • inability to work because of the disease
  • difficulty performing daily tasks
  • inability to balance when walking
  • inability to stand up from a seated position
  • trouble understanding and remembering information
  • the medication they take is ineffective

Parkinson's disease is a health condition that can qualify a person for Social Security Disability benefits as long as specific diagnostic criteria are met and documented, which include rigidity, tremor in two extremities causing ongoing problems with movement, and inability to stand. Since there is no single test that can provide a definitive diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, the diagnosis will be based on a thorough evaluation of the symptoms and a neurological examination. If you were exposed to paraquat and developed Parkinson's disease, you should get in touch with our attorneys, who specialize in toxic exposure, as you might also be entitled to compensation from the companies whose herbicides you used or came in contact with.

Quality legal assistance for paraquat exposure victims with Parkinson's disease

Since 1990, our attorneys have been dedicating their endeavors to offering quality legal assistance to toxic exposure victims. Today, we can help you file a claim if you were exposed to paraquat and developed Parkinson's disease as a result. Our attorneys will only request evidence of your paraquat exposure and your medical records stating your diagnosis. These documents will serve as a starting point in evaluating your case. If we deem you eligible, we will begin preparing your paraquat claim for submission as soon as possible.

If you are too ill to participate in the legal process, you can have a family member help you navigate it, and our compassionate legal team will also go to great lengths to take care of the most complex aspects on your behalf. We understand how challenging struggling with Parkinson's disease can be. If our efforts are successful, you will obtain the financial compensation you deserve for your unjust suffering. Finally, it is important to know that our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not have to pay anything unless we recover money for you.

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