How much compensation can I receive for Parkinson's disease?

Many studies found a link between exposure to toxic chemicals, such as trichloroethylene, and a high risk of developing Parkinson's disease. This hazardous substance was present in the environment of Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987. Therefore, people who spent time on the military base then have a greater risk of coming to struggle with this neurodegenerative disorder.

answered by Gary Anderson

Individuals with Parkinson's disease can receive between $175,000 and $400,000

Almost one million individuals are living with Parkinson's disease in the United States, a neurodegenerative disorder that becomes increasingly difficult to manage over the years, involving uncontrollable movements and trouble with balance and coordination. It develops when there is a loss of nerve cells in the part of the brain known as the substantia nigra. There are many causes of Parkinson's disease, including exposure to trichloroethylene (TCE), a toxic solvent found at Camp Lejeune.

Researchers conducting a clinical trial of 10 patients with the disorder came across a patient who described long-term exposure to TCE, which he believed to be a contributing factor to his illness. Furthermore, the patient mentioned that some of his co-workers had also developed Parkinson's disease, which led to the study of this patient and two of his co-workers with Parkinson's disease. All of these individuals had at least a 25-year history of exposure to TCE, which entailed both inhalation and exposure to the chemical from submerging their unprotected arms and forearms in a TCE vat.

The results of the study, which was published in the medical journal Annals of Neurology, are the following:

  • 14 former workers exhibiting three or more parkinsonian signs worked close to the TCE source, were found to have symptoms of parkinsonism, and were considerably slower in fine motor hand movements than the control groups – up to 250% slower
  • the clinical exams of 13 patients who had no signs of parkinsonism and who claimed that they worked in the same areas as the symptomatic workers or further from the TCE vat exhibited some mild features of the condition, with their fine motor movements also being significantly slower

We strongly encourage people who developed Parkinson's disease as a consequence of toxic exposure at Camp Lejeune to give our law firm a call, as they are most likely entitled to financial compensation. They can receive $175,000 to $400,000 in financial compensation if they choose to file their injury and VA claims with the help of our specialized attorneys.

Our law firm offers assistance to Camp Lejeune toxic exposure victims with Parkinson's disease

Since our main area of practice is toxic exposure, you can rest assured we have the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to offer you the legal assistance you need if you developed Parkinson's disease as a result of your time spent at Camp Lejeune. Veterans who intend to seek compensation and VA benefits must retrieve their military records and their medical records and send these documents to our attorneys, while affected family members who lived with them on the base must provide our legal team with proof of their stay at Camp Lejeune and their medical records.

After we thoroughly review your case, we will determine whether you qualify for compensation and VA benefits. If we deem you eligible, we will file your injury and VA claims. In the meantime, you can carry on with your life as usual, which will allow you to focus on your health and treatment, as we know most toxic exposure victims are in a lot of physical and emotional suffering. Eventually, you will obtain the financial compensation and VA benefits you deserve. It is important to keep in mind that, to become eligible, you must have spent at least 30 consecutive days at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987.

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