"Popcorn lung," officially known as bronchiolitis obliterans, is a lung disease claimed to result from exposure to diacetyl, which is frequently used in butter flavoring in microwave popcorn and other food products. While cases of the disease were originally limited to people working in the manufacture of products with the chemical, recent cases have been filed by individuals who allege the disease from consumption of large quantities of popcorn.
Disease from heavy exposure to diacetyl usually affects groups of workers and often leads to multiple lawsuits for injuries. These cases must be defended in a manner that anticipates multiple claims, working in the client's bests interests in the big picture—as opposed to just resolving each case individually. As such, providing a knowledgeable defense of these cases is key to minimizing the overall cost of defense, as well as minimizing future claims. Selman Breitman has the knowledge and experience to protect our clients' present and future interests.
If you have questions for our attorneys or would like to discuss a specific diacetyl issue, please contact us to speak with a toxic tort attorney at Selman Breitman.