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Challenges in a Popcorn Lung Case

Proving the Elements of a Toxic Tort Case

Popcorn lung cases have the same basic elements that regular tort actions do. A tort is a civil wrong and an individual bringing a tort lawsuit must show that the actions or omissions of a defendant were the approximate cause of the injury.

The most difficult element to prove in a toxic tort case is causation. It is often hard to prove which substance caused a person's illness because an illness may arise years after exposure to a toxic substance. A law firm that is experienced in handling toxic tort cases will have a vast amount of scientific evidence to link a chemical to a client's illness. Such cases are often complicated and can take years to resolve, so it is important to hire a law firm that has the resources to stick with your case.

Lawyers Experienced in Popcorn Lung Litigation

The law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., is at the forefront of popcorn lung disease litigation. We have brought some of the most successful popcorn lung lawsuits in the country and have gained a vast amount of knowledge regarding the causes and liability associated with popcorn lung disease.

Popcorn lung disease litigation involves complicated discovery and evidentiary issues. Most popcorn lung disease cases have been linked to butter flavoring chemicals called diacetyl and acetaldehyde, and our attorneys have been successful in holding companies that manufacture these chemicals liable for the popcorn lung disease that many workers subsequently develop.

Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., is Kansas City's biggest personal injury litigation firm and represents clients nationwide. We work on a contingency basis, which means that our clients do not pay unless they win. We have the legal knowledge and resources to see cases through trial and vigorously represent our clients' interests.

If you or a loved one suffers from popcorn lung disease, contact us online or call 877-436-3692 to arrange a free initial consultation.


An Independence, Missouri, law firm focusing on helping families across the United States whose loved ones are afflicted by popcorn lung disease.