If you have been working in a microwave popcorn plant such as ConAgra Foods in Minneapolis or Edina, Minnesota, contact us at once if you have experienced respiratory symptoms. You may be a victim of popcorn lung disease.
At Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., we handle cases of popcorn lung disease throughout the United States. Caused by exposure to Diacetyl, the artificial butter flavoring used in microwave popcorn and other processed foods, the disease is incurable and sometimes fatal. If people are severely affected by the illness, also known as bronchiolitis obliterans, they will need a lung transplant .
The disease most commonly affects employees of microwave popcorn plants. It has been shown that workers who breathe the toxic vapors of Diacetyl when mixing the artificial flavoring are vulnerable to this condition. Technically called bronchiolitis obliterans, the illness has symptoms such as shortness of breath, a dry cough, irritation of the eye, nose, and throat, and skin rashes. Spirometry reveals hardening and blockage of lung tissue.
The attorneys have helped hundreds of clients obtain compensation for their illness since 2001. Representing workers suffering from popcorn lung disease in all parts of the United State, we have accumulated significant knowledge about the disease, its causes, and its symptoms. We have handled more popcorn lung cases than any other law firm in the United States, and are the only firm that has tried a popcorn lung case before a jury to a verdict. Our track record includes large verdicts and settlements for our clients, allowing them to handle the medical expenses and lost wages that accompany a serious illness such as popcorn lung disease.
If you are suffering any of the symptoms of popcorn lung disease and work in a microwave popcorn plant anywhere in Minnesota or the United States, contact an attorney right away. At Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., we use our experience and understanding of the illness to litigate vigorously on behalf of our clients. We represent victims of popcorn lung disease throughout the state, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Eagan, Coon Rapids, and Burnsville.
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