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Parkinson’s disease one of the most commonly misdiagnosed illness

Posted on January 15, 2015 4:28 pm under Medical Malpractice

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement. Individuals suffering from this illness may experience a tremor in the limbs, hands, and fingers, slowed movement, slurred speech, rigid muscles, and problems with balance.

The American Association of Retired Persons included Parkinson’s disease as one of the most commonly misdiagnosed diseases, mistaking it with stroke, stress, head injury and Alzheimer’s disease. If left undetected, individuals with Parkinson’s disease may suffer from worsening symptoms. As such, it is important to properly and promptly detect Parkinson’s disease for early medical intervention and treatment.

Some medical staff sometimes fall short in their effort to properly diagnose a condition, resulting in injurious, sometimes even life-threatening consequences for the patient. If you think medical malpractice has been the cause of a missed diagnosis in Milwaukee, our team of personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is here to help. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today.