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Who Is Responsible for My Popcorn Lung Disease?

Obtaining Compensation for Popcorn Lung Disease Sufferers

The Kansas City area law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., is a national leader in popcorn lung disease litigation. Popcorn lung disease is a serious respiratory illness caused by exposure to diacetyl and acetaldehyde, which are chemicals used in butter flavoring. The most common sufferers of popcorn lung disease are popcorn manufacturing plant workers, although some popcorn consumers have been impacted as well.

Landmark Popcorn Lung Case Results in $20 Million Verdict

In one case, a Missouri factory worker represented by Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., was awarded $20 million against the makers of the dangerous butter flavoring oils to which he was exposed in a Jasper microwave popcorn manufacturing plant.

The butter flavoring makers were sued under a "failure to warn" theory of product liability law. At trial, it was established that the butter flavor manufacturers were aware that their flavoring was dangerous, but failed to warn the plant and its workers of the dangers associated with the flavoring.

National Popcorn Lung Disease Law Firm

There are many possible sources of compensation for individuals who have developed popcorn lung disease, but most popcorn lung lawsuits are filed against the companies that make the dangerous butter flavoring chemicals.

The attorneys at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., have obtained large jury verdicts for our clients impacted by popcorn lung disease and continue to represent popcorn lung disease clients nationwide. If you or a loved one has worked in a popcorn processing plant and developed respiratory problems, 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.