Most people think that Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is only a genetic disease. While it is still largely thought to be the result of inherited genes, some recent studies show a correlation between certain activities and the rise of Parkinson’s and similar disorders in people. Exposure to toxins and head trauma has been found to play a role in the onset of PD in some people. If a workplace has exposed you to some of these toxins or trauma, an experienced Maryland Parkinson’s Disease Lawsuit Lawyer can help you file a lawsuit.
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Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and similar disorders such as Manganism include:
- Stiffness of the limbs
- Impairment of motor skills
- Mood disturbances
- Loss of balance
Scientific research suggests that PD may result from a genetic vulnerability to toxins and exposure to these toxins. These studies have found that pesticides and certain metals such as Manganese have a strong effect on the development of the disease. In areas with high levels of such materials, such as construction sites, people with a genetic predisposition to PD are particularly vulnerable.
Welders, in particular, have been known to develop symptoms consistent with PD more often than other professions. It is theorized that the inhalation of and exposure to metals such as Manganese have contributed to the condition. In addition to toxins, head trauma can cause damage to the brain which results in the acquisition of symptoms similar to Parkinson’s.