Eating and swallowing problems, also known as dysphagia, typically occur in Parkinson’s disease, and the main associated risks are:
Regrettably, people with Parkinson’s experience swallowing troubles due to reduced control and muscle tone, especially in the later phases of the disease. This motor function includes three stages:
Patients with Parkinson's also experience poor saliva control, causing excessive drooling (sialorrhoea), a dry mouth, and further eating difficulties leading to the risk of choking and infections.
Swallowing and eating difficulties can affect eating habits and cause anxiety or embarrassment. Signs to consider include:
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that often begins gradually and knows no cure. It is typically caused by nerve cell damage and may result from prolonged paraquat exposure.
This chemical is not intended for public use and is forbidden in residential areas. Paraquat exposure operates through an oxidative stress mechanism damaging sensitive brain areas, and a loss of function in these areas can become a cause of Parkinson’s.
Paraquat is destined only for agricultural areas, and users must follow the Environmental Protection Agency training to become licensed applicators. People are most exposed to paraquat when they directly handle the chemical substance while mixing, filling, or applying paraquat.
Paraquat product manufacturers were aware of the adverse consequences of exposure but failed to provide adequate warnings to the general public, making them liable. You may be entitled to financial compensation if you suffer from swallowing difficulties associated with a Parkinson's diagnosis following paraquat exposure.
Atraxia Law has extensive experience in helping clients receive the reparations they deserve, assessing whether they are eligible for filing a paraquat claim.
Our experts will thoroughly determine your circumstances of exposure and the severity of your Parkinson's diagnosis. Despite the process being complex and tedious, it will require minimal involvement on your part, as our team will handle the majority of documents on your behalf since we are aware that our clients are in profound physical and emotional suffering.
Do not hesitate to call us right away or fill out our free case evaluation form, and we will promptly address any other queries you might have.
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