Parkinson’s Disease Disability Claims Attorneys Representing Policyholders Nationwide
At Disability Insurance Law Group, our nationwide claims attorneys know Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive, degenerative brain disease that affects the nervous system and muscle control.
Common internal symptoms may include fatigue, sleepiness, difficulty concentrating, or multitasking, while external symptoms may include rigidity, slowness, and tremors.
Parkinson’s disease symptoms worsen as the condition progresses over time. PD affects dopamine-producing neurons that control multiple brain functions, including voluntary movement and a broad array of behavioral processes like mood, reward, addiction, and stress, which can cause significant secondary conditions that impact our clients’ abilities to work.
Parkinson’s disease is not curable. This is where disability insurance can make an essential difference in the lives of those who suffer from this debilitating disease.
When a disability insurance claim is denied, it can physically, emotionally, and financially devastate people living with Parkinson’s disease. We want to help.
Our national Parkinson’s disease disability insurance attorneys assist policyholders throughout the U.S. in strategically submitting their claims by outlining the severity of their conditions, compiling the necessary medical records to support their disabilities, and negotiating with their private or employer-provided insurer to achieve the benefits they are entitled to for their impairment.
Call us today to learn more about how we have successfully produced real results for real people across the U.S. who need our help and how we can assist you in moving forward with confidence during a free consultation.
When is Parkinson’s Disease Considered an Impairment?
Parkinson’s disease is considered an impairment when it significantly affects an individual’s ability to perform essential activities of daily living, work-related tasks, or other functions.
Here are some factors that contribute to Parkinson’s disease being considered an impairment:
Parkinson’s disease can lead to significant functional limitations, affecting a person’s ability to perform basic activities of daily living (ADLs) independently. These activities include tasks like dressing, bathing, eating, and walking.
- Mobility and Motor Skills
Impaired mobility and motor skills are hallmark features of Parkinson’s disease. It may be considered an impairment if these symptoms substantially impact a person’s ability to move, walk, or perform manual tasks.
Parkinson’s disease can affect a person’s ability to perform job-related tasks, particularly those that require fine motor skills, coordination, and physical dexterity. Jobs that involve repetitive movements or precision may be particularly challenging for individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
In some cases, Parkinson’s disease can be associated with cognitive impairment, affecting memory, attention, and other cognitive functions. Cognitive impairment can contribute to disability significantly if it interferes with the ability to perform work or daily activities.
- Chronic Nature of Symptoms
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic condition with progressive symptoms. If the symptoms persist over time and significantly impact an individual’s overall functioning and quality of life, it may be considered an impairment.
The effectiveness of medications in managing Parkinson’s symptoms is an important consideration. If symptoms are not adequately controlled with medications, it may contribute to the severity of impairment.
Healthcare professionals often make determinations of impairment, and in some cases, these determinations are made by disability assessment professionals. Medical documentation, including clinical assessments, imaging studies, and treatment history, is crucial in this evaluation.
It is important to note that the impact of Parkinson’s disease can vary among individuals, and the determination of impairment is made on a case-by-case basis. Accessing appropriate medical care and working with healthcare professionals can help individuals manage their condition and, if necessary, navigate disability-related considerations.
Whether your disability insurance coverage was underwritten as a private or employer-provided policy, we have over 50 years of combined experience pursuing all insurance coverages and corporations for the benefits policyholders nationwide deserve.
At Disability Insurance Law Group, we also offer insurance claims for the following conditions:
Contact our Skilled Parkinson’s Disease Disability Insurance Attorneys Today
Contact our national Parkinson’s disease disability insurance attorneys today by calling 954-989-9000 or contact us online to schedule a free and confidential case assessment so we can put our legal skills and resources to work for you — no matter where you live or work in the U.S.