Diacetyl, the butter flavoring used in microwave popcorn, has been known to cause illness in popcorn plant workers since the early 1990’s. However, employers had not implemented safety rules to protect workers. As a result, many cases of the flavoring-related lung injury, bronchiolitis obliterans or popcorn lung disease have cropped up in communities and regions where there were microwave popcorn plants. This disease was then found at plants that used diacetyl or diacetyl-containing flavors to make food flavors, candy, cooking oil, frozen dough and other foods.
Obtaining large settlements and verdicts throughout the United States
We have a record of accomplishment obtaining compensation for our clients injured because of their exposure to Diacetyl. Clients suffering from flavoring-related lung disease have received payment for their ongoing medical bills, lost income, and other costs of their illness. Our biggest successes to date, have been a $32 million verdict for a 45-year-old client and a $20 million verdict for a 32-year-old client. However, we have obtained other large verdicts and resolved many claims for people made ill by their workplace exposure to Diacetyl.
Flavoring-Related lung disease “hotspots”
Flavoring-related lung disease has occurred most frequently in “hotspots” such as:
However, the illness is not confined to these states. If you live in any state, work in a microwave popcorn processing plant, a plant that makes food flavors, or food product that contain food flavors or flavored cooking oil, and have developed respiratory symptoms, contact Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C. We undertake litigation on behalf of workers made ill by toxic exposure throughout the United States. We have the experience and knowledge of popcorn lung disease to provide you with representation that has achieved results for other workers. Call for a free initial consultation today.
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