Popcorn Lung Disease
Are you a Victim of Popcorn Lung Disease?
Tennessee employees and people all across the United States, face all kinds of injuries. Some of these injuries may be from defective drugs or products, exposure to certain materials or chemicals or other dangers in the workplace. If you or someone you know has worked in a microwave popcorn factory and inhaled the vapors from the butter flavoring or if you have experienced the symptoms of popcorn lung, then it is important that you speak to a Tennessee personal injury popcorn lung lawyer as soon as possible. They will hear your case and see to it that you get the compensation you need for what you have been through.
What exactly is popcorn lung disease?
Popcorn lung disease is also known as bronchiolitis obliterans or an obstructed airway of the lungs. The actual cause is unknown but is a possible theory that the disease is related to inhaling microwave popcorn flavoring chemicals that are in the air. These chemicals are linked to the sweet buttery flavoring found in several kinds of microwave popcorn. The disease began to get noticed in 2007 after the Food and Drug Administration investigated the case of a man who consumed a number of bags of butter flavored microwave popcorn each day. The man was diagnosed with the same disease as many employees in microwave popcorn factories.
It is unlikely that most consumers would breathe in as many chemicals as a factory employee, people that consume microwave popcorn as a major part of their daily diet may be at a greater risk of developing popcorn lung disease. Orville Redenbacher and Act II Microwave popcorn brands have been specifically related to the disease.
What are the symptoms of popcorn lung disease?
The symptoms of popcorn lung disease may include but are not limited to:
- Shortness of breath
- Scars on lung tissue
- Weight loss
- Night sweats
- Peeling of the skin
How can a Tennessee popcorn lung and personal injury attorney help me with my case?
Tennessee employees and people all over the country experience injuries from defective and dangerous products all too often. If you or someone you care about has worked in a microwave popcorn or flavoring factory or if you have experienced the symptoms of popcorn lung disease after consuming a large amount of microwave popcorn on a daily basis, then we strongly encourage you to contact one of our compassionate and experienced Tennessee popcorn lung and personal injury attorneys at the Higgins Firm as soon as possible. We care about our clients and will hear your case, answer any questions you may have and help to gather necessary evidence if you decide to pursue legal action. We will also work with you to make sure that you receive the compensation you may be entitled to for what you have had to suffer.
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