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Popcorn Lung Symptoms

Symptoms of Popcorn Lung Disease

Popcorn lung disease is a rare and irreversible illness that affects workers who breathe the vapor of butter flavoring, or Diacetyl. Although the formal name of the condition is bronchiolitis obliterans, the condition was named popcorn lung disease or popcorn workers lung because it is most commonly found in employees of microwave popcorn plants. This illness is frequently misdiagnosed by physicians as asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema. At our Missouri law firm, Humphrey, Farrington, & McLain, P.C., the attorneys are national leader bringing claims related to popcorn lung disease and other types of toxic exposure.

Popcorn lung disease symptoms include:

  • Scarring and hardening of lung tissue
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Night sweats
  • Fever
  • Skin peeling

If you or a loved one have been exposed to diacetyl and have any of these symptoms, contact an attorney who has handled most of the popcorn lung disease cases in the United States. Call Humphrey, Farrington, & McLain, P.C., toll free at (877) 436-3692 for a free initial consultation.

Clinical findings in popcorn lung disease

When breathing tests are administered to people with possible popcorn lung disease symptoms, they reveal hyperinflation of the lungs because air becomes trapped beyond the obstruction; thickened airway walls; narrow or blocked small airways; reduced ability to expand the lungs fully; and haziness on x-rays.

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Our law firm has been won significant verdicts and settlements for our clients who have been injured by exposure to Diacetyl. We have also been successful at having companies improve their safety procedures for employees working with butter flavoring.

For more information about popcorn lung disease symptoms, contact Us our Independence, Missouri, law firm to discuss your case, your rights, and your options. Wherever you live in the United States, our lawyers can help.

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