Parkinson’s Disease: Shaky Situations, Litigation Considerations, and Potential Perils

Risks Related to Parkinson’s Disease
Although roughly 60,000 cases of Parkinson’s disease are diagnosed in the United States each year, thousands more cases are not detected. About one million people in the U.S. currently live with Parkinson’s disease.There is no cure, and its debilitating and immobilizing effects are not reversible.

Estimates indicate that the combined direct and indirect cost of Parkinson’s, including medical treatment, social security payments, and lost income, is almost $25 billion per year.

The diagnosis, care, and treatment of Parkinson’s patients can give rise to litigation for injuries. Attorneys, physicians, hospitals, insurers, employers, and other potential parties to litigation should be aware of the types of lawsuits and other liability issues that arise in connection with injuries related to Parkinson’s disease.