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MD News Article: The Significant Impact on Treating Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

July 2, 2018

"The Significant Impact on Treating Patients with Parkinson’s Disease" by Michael A. Sonkin and Samantha E. Shaw was published in the June 2018 edition of MD News - Long Island. Click here to read.


"Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movements. There are well-recognized signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including both motor and nonmotor symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms include tremors, slowed movement, rigidity, postural instability, cognitive impairment, mood disorders, sleeping issues, low blood pressure, constipation, and difficulties with speech, swallowing and writing. The symptoms vary from patient to patient as does the overall progression and severity of the disease. As discussed in more detail below, treating patients with Parkinson’s disease is often complex, and can give rise to situations that increase the likelihood of a lawsuit. Specifically, patients with Parkinson’s disease are both inherently more susceptible to injury and can experience hindered recoveries as a result of the disease."

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