Misdiagnosed Parkinson’s disease

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The negligent misdiagnosis of a medical disease, such as Parkinson’s disease, can cause the victim severe emotional distress or even physical harm. If you have been misdiagnosed with a medical disease, you may need to speak to a medical malpractice lawyer in order to receive compensation for your injuries.

If you have been injured and need a medical malpractice lawyer, contact our experienced team at Zinda Law Group today; our personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and resources necessary to walk you through each step of your unique lawsuit. We can help determine fault, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight for you in front of a judge. If you have suffered injury due to medical negligence, call us today at (800) 863-5312 to discuss your case; your initial consultation is free, and you will not pay us a thing unless we are able to get you compensation in your case.

What is parkinson’s disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder that affects the nervous system and affects movement in the body. This disease is progressive and cannot be cured, although there are certain medications a doctor might prescribe in order to manage it. Unfortunately, there are no specific tests that a doctor can use to diagnose Parkinson’s.

Symptoms

Although there are no actual tests for Parkinson’s, a neurologist will look at the patient’s medical history, signs, and symptoms, and perform a physical examination in order to diagnose the disease. The signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s will be different for everyone and may range from mild to severe. Below are examples of the different signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s:

  • Tremors, or shaking, typically begin in the hand or fingers. Some individuals may rub their thumb and forefinger back and forth, or the hand may tremble when at rest.
  • Slowed Movement. Slowed movement, also known as “bradykinesia,” may make even simple tasks difficult or time consuming. Examples may include dragging your feet when you walk or difficulty in getting out of a chair.
  • Loss of Automatic Movements. Along with slowed movement, you may also suffer from decreased or loss of your unconscious movements. This includes blinking, smiling, or swinging your arms while you walk.
  • Impaired Posture and Balance. Parkinson’s disease may cause stooped posture or impaired balance.
  • Speech Changes. Those suffering from Parkinson’s may also notice a change in speech. You may speak more softly than usual, speak quicker, or you may slur when talking. Your speech may also be more monotone than typical.

If you are showing any of the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s, you should go see your doctor immediately. If you have seen a doctor who has misdiagnosed your Parkinson’s disease, however, and you have suffered injury, contact a Zinda Law Group personal injury lawyer today.  

Causes

Although the actual cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown, there are several factors that researchers have found that appear to play a role in the disease. Example of these potential causes include:

  • Certain genetic mutations have been found to cause Parkinson’s. These genetic mutations are rare, however, and typically are found in various other family members.
  • Environmental Triggers. Exposure to certain environmental factors, such as toxins, may increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. This risk is relatively small, however.
  • The Presence of “Lewy Bodies.” Lewy bodies are clumps of specific substances within brain cells that have shown to be microscopic markers of Parkinson’s. Researchers believe these Lewy bodies may hold important clues as to the cause of the disease.
  • Certain Protein Found in Lewy Bodies. Scientists believe that one important substance, a protein referred to as “alpha-synuclein,” may be important for Parkinson’s research. Alpha-synuclein is found in all Lewy bodies in a clumped form that our body’s cells are unable to break down.

Although researchers have noted that many changes occur in the brains of those affected with Parkinson’s, they are still not clear why it is that these changes occur.  

Risk Factors

There are certain risk factors that are associated with Parkinson’s disease. These risk factors include:

  • Parkinson’s disease often begins in middle or later in life, with the risk further increasing with age. Often, people are affected with the disease around 60 years of age or older, with young adults rarely experiencing it.
  • Although having a close familial relative with Parkinson’s will slightly increase your chance of developing it, the risks are small unless multiple family relatives are affected with the disease.
  • It has been shown that men are more likely to develop Parkinson’s when compared to women.
  • Exposure to Toxins. Ongoing exposure to certain toxins, such as herbicides and pesticides, may increase your risk of getting Parkinson’s disease.

If you fit into one or more of these risk factor groups and are showing signs of Parkinson’s disease, contact your physician right away. Further, if you have Parkinson’s, but were previously misdiagnosed, causing you harm, call an experienced Parkinson’s medical injury attorney today at Zinda Law Group to discuss your potential case. We may be able to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Misdiagnosed Parkinson’s faqs

If your Parkinson’s has been misdiagnosed, you may have questions relating to your resulting injuries. Below are examples of frequently asked questions regarding misdiagnosed Parkinson’s disease:  

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional neglects a patient, fails to provide appropriate treatment, or otherwise gives substandard treatment that causes harm, injury, or death to a patient. Put in other words, medical professionals are held to a certain standard of care and may be legally responsible for the injuries to a patient if they deviate from the quality of care that is normally expected in similar situations.

What Happens After a Parkinson’s Misdiagnosis?

After you have suffered from a Parkinson’s misdiagnosis, you should take certain steps to protect yourself, as well as your legal rights. Two important things to remember are:

  • Document Everything. Keep detailed documents of all of your related medical appointments, all healthcare professionals you have had contact with, and any and all medications you were prescribed or procedures you endured.
  • Obtain Medical Records. You should also ask for your full medical records. Keep in mind that you have a right to your own medical records, and you should never be asked to give a formal explanation as to why you are asking for them.

Can I Sue If My Parkinson’s was Misdiagnosed?

The short answer to this question is yes, you can sue if your Parkinson’s was misdiagnosed; however, there are some instances in which your lawsuit may not result in compensation. For example, you must be able to show that one of your physicians committed medical malpractice. A knowledgeable attorney will have the experience and ability necessary to evaluate your potential lawsuit.

If you have questions regarding your potential medical malpractice lawsuit, contact an experienced Zinda Law Group personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Our Parkinson’s medical injury lawyers are here to guide you through each step of the legal process.  

is there a medical malpractice lawyer near me?

If you have suffered from misdiagnosed Parkinson’s disease, you may require a medical malpractice attorney to help get you the compensation you deserve for any resulting injuries. Fortunately, Zinda Law Group has offices across the country and may be available in your area. Below are just some examples of the areas in which we have helped various clients get compensation in their personal injury cases:

  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Boulder, Colorado
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Miami, Florida
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Arlington, Texas
  • Austin, Texas
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • Round Rock, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Waco, Texas

No matter where you are located, we may be able to help. Contact our experienced medical malpractice lawyers today to discuss your potential lawsuit. Our firm is devoted to providing each one of our clients with all of the resources of a large firm, but with the individualized attention of a small practice.

Contact a zinda law group medical malpractice lawyer

The misdiagnosis of a medical disease can cause you extreme emotional distress or physical injury. For example, if you suffered from misdiagnosed Parkinson’s disease, you may believe that you are suffering from an unrelated illness that may cause you significant depression or loss of enjoyment of activities. Further, you may be taking the wrong medications due to the misdiagnosis; those medications may have adverse physical side effects, causing injury.

If you are suffering from a misdiagnosis, you may need a medical malpractice lawyer to fight for your legal rights. Zinda Law Group medical negligence lawyers are here to help answer any questions you may have and to help get you the compensation you deserve for you injuries. Our knowledgeable team has the experience and ability to help guide you through each step of the legal process, from the initial filing to the ultimate judgment.

If you have suffered from misdiagnosed Parkinson’s disease, contact us today at (800) 863-5312 to schedule your 100% free initial consultation. You will not pay us anything unless we are successful in winning compensation in your medical malpractice case. That is our “No Win, No Fee Guarantee.”

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