Popcorn Lung Lawyers for Workers Diagnosed with Bronchiolitis Obliterans

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted August 19, 2010


The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are now reviewing potential popcorn lung lawsuits or bronchiolitis obliterans lawsuits for individuals who have suffered severe and debilitating lung problems after exposure to chemicals used to give microwave popcorn its butter flavor.

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Most cases that have been filed throughout the United States have been brought by individuals who worked in factories where microwave popcorn is produced or in factories where chemicals are made to produce the artificial butter flavoring. However, some cases have also been filed by consumers who regularly ate large amounts of butter microwave popcorn.

Microwave popcorn flavorings are often complex mixtures of many chemicals, and production workers face a particularly risk as they are often exposed to high levels of those chemicals. Breathing in the vapors released when mixing butter flavoring has been shown to cause bronchiolitis obliterans, which has become more commonly known as popcorn lung or popcorn workers lung because of the high rate of occurrence among microwave popcorn factory workers.

Workers at factories throughout the United States may have been exposed to this severe and potentially life-threatening lung disease as a result of manufacturers’ failure to adequately test the chemicals, warn about the potential risk of exposure or take steps to ensure that workers are protected.

Bronchiolitis obliterans among popcorn workers could present as:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Pheumonia

To review a potential case on behalf of yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and claim evaluation with our popcorn lung lawyers.

1 Comment • Add Your Comments

  • D tratar says:

    is it all popcorn that can cause this or jut mirrowave popcorn

    Posted on September 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm

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