Parkinson’s disease - PFAS exposure claims

Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed in approximately 60,000 people in the US every year. While the most common risk factor for the disease is being elderly, as the average age of onset is 60, it can also be the result of toxic exposure. For people in the military, exposure to Agent Orange can also result in this disease over the years. However, recent medical studies found that exposure to PFAS has a strong causal relation with Parkinson’s disease. At the moment, PFAS are contaminating more than 700 military sites throughout the country. If you were stationed at a military base where PFAS were lurking and developed Parkinson’s disease, we strongly encourage you to contact our law firm.

Claim Application

Even if you have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, our attorneys will have to review your military and medical records to determine whether you are indeed eligible for compensation. We offer a free evaluation to everyone who wants to file a claim.

The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease usually begin gradually and tend to worsen over time. It is worthy of note that the disease affects 50% more men than women. Exposure to PFAS, particularly if it occurred over a long period of time, can lead to the development of Parkinson’s disease, according to recent medical studies. The main source of PFAS on military bases was the use of aqueous film-forming foam, commonly known as AFFF, a fire suppressant employed by military firefighters and trainees to extinguish jet fuel and petroleum fires. Because PFAS are forever chemicals, they persist in the environment once they are released. Similarly, once they reach the inside of the body, they will remain there forever, being able to lead to serious diseases such as Parkinson’s disease over the years. The most common symptoms of this brain disorder include:

  • a tremor in hands, arms, legs, jaw, or head
  • stiffness of the limbs and trunk
  • slowness of movement
  • impaired balance and coordination
  • loss of smell
  • dizziness or fainting
  • difficulty sleeping
  • constipation
  • a low voice

If you were stationed at a military base that was heavily contaminated with PFAS, your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease is high. Similarly, if your family members were there with you, they also have a greater chance of coming to struggle with this disease. However, because the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are often not apparent to the sufferer, family members need to keep a close eye on their health and look out for the signs that may indicate the onset of this brain disorder. In the unfortunate event that you or a family member that was stationed with you has a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis, please reach out to our legal team, as we might be able to help you recover financial compensation.

Quality legal assistance for veterans and family members who struggle with Parkinson’s disease and were exposed to PFAS

Since 1990, we have been helping victims of toxic exposure recover the financial compensation they deserve and are bound to provide you with quality legal assistance if you are eligible so that you can receive the money you are entitled to for your diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. If you or a family member has this diagnosis as a result of having been stationed at a military base contaminated with PFAS, our skillful team will do all in their power to obtain the compensation you are entitled to.

While the legal process is quite complex, it will require minimal involvement on your part. As a veteran, you will only have to retrieve your military records and your medical records and send these documents to our experienced attorneys. If you are a veteran, your claim will also be filed with the VA so that you can receive disability compensation. Eventually, you may obtain the most favorable outcome for your case if you opt for filing your toxic exposure claim with our assistance.