Parkinson's Disease Information

From our offices in West Caldwell and Absecon, the law firm of Sheryl Gandel Mazur provides clients who suffer from Parkinson's disease with skilled legal services and personal attention. From Newark to Atlantic City, we help clients throughout New Jersey with their disability claims.

In a free initial consultation, we will help you understand your legal options. Contact a New Jersey Social Security Disability attorney online or call us toll free at 877-892-0197 to discuss your claim.

What Is Parkinson's Disease?

Often referred to as "palsy", Parkinson's disease causes trouble with muscle control and movement. Nerve cells in Parkinson's sufferers do not work properly and do not send signals to coordinate movement in the muscles. Symptoms include:

  • Trembling
  • Stiffness of limbs
  • Slow movement
  • Poor coordination and balance

The disease is progressive and patients have greater and greater difficulty with simple tasks including walking, talking, chewing, swallowing or speaking. At the advanced stages, Parkinson's may also affect cognitive and mental functioning.

Parkinson's onset typically occurs around age 60 and is more common in men than in women. However, Parkinson's disease may strike younger individuals as well. There is no cure for Parkinson's disease. However, there are many medications on the market that help to control the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

How Do I Get Social Security Disability Benefits?

The Social Security Administration will evaluate how the condition affects movement in the arms or legs but will also review how the condition and secondary symptoms impact an individual's ability to function on a day-to-day basis.

You can prove your disability to the Social Security Administration in one of two ways. First, you can document that your condition or conditions meet or equal in severity the criteria found in the Social Security Commissioner's regulations. Second, if you are an adult, we can show that your condition and symptoms are so severe that you are unable to work. If you are a child under 18, you must similarly show that your condition or conditions meet or equal in severity the criteria in the Social Security Commissioner's regulations or that your condition is functionally equal to the Commissioner's regulations.

Getting You Benefits at Any Stage in the Social Security Process

The attorneys at the law offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur have experience handling these types of claims. We have been representing individuals in their Social Security Disability appeals for more than 25 years. Let us help you fight for your Social Security Disability benefits.

Our disability law firm represents individuals:

To learn more about Parkinson's disease, visit the The Parkinson's Disease Foundation or the Robert Wood Johnson Parkinson's Center website in New Jersey.

Retain a Skilled Parkinson's Benefits Lawyer

To discuss your case, contact a Parkinson's benefits attorney online or call our firm toll free at 877-892-0197 . Whether you are in Paterson, Atlantic City or Newark, our firm can help you get the benefits you need and deserve.