Popcorn lung disease, also known as popcorn workers' lung disease, is a newly-identified form of the rare and life-threatening disease bronchiolitis obliterans. Its cause is very specific — the disease develops when workers inhale the chemical diacetyl, which is an artificial butter flavor used to make many food products, including candy, microwave popcorn and even wine.
Popcorn lung disease usually strikes groups of workers and subsequent lawsuits for injuries are most effectively handled in groups, or by "mass tort" claims.
A Firm With the Experience and Resources to Handle Mass Tort Litigation
Lawyer David S. Jasmer of The Jasmer Law Firm has handled large-scale personal injury claims since entering the practice of personal injury law almost 15 years ago. And, just since founding his own firm in 2001 has:
- Developed a reputation as a leader and innovator in the field of personal injury law
- Obtained numerous seven-figure settlement and jury awards and a $20 million settlement award
We have the skill, tenacity, knowledge and passion to handle large-scale, long-term mass tort litigation, including cases involving industrial injuries like popcorn lung disease.
Contact Us As Soon as Possible and After Pursuing Needed Medical Attention
Popcorn lung disease and its symptoms can start gradually or suddenly and usually becomes evident with the following indicators:
- A dry cough
- Shortness of breath
Even consumers of microwave popcorn have experienced confirmed cases of popcorn lung disease. If you have questions regarding popcorn lung disease as an employee of a food-related industry or as a consumer, please call our firm for a no-charge consultation regarding your rights.
Located in Illinois, The Jasmer Law Firm offers free initial consultations in popcorn lung disease claims, is available for evening and weekend appointments and can come to your hospital or home if needed. We don't collect attorney fees unless we obtain monetary compensation for you. To contact our firm, call 312-386-7011 or 866-920-6021.