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Claim compensation for popcorn lung

  • September 20, 2012
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Workers who have been exposed to the chemical agent Diacetyl may well be looking to bring claims for compensation following a spate of claims in America.

A recent Claimant in the US was award $7.2 million for a claim based upon the inhalation of popcorn dust after eating two bags of popcorn a day.

‘Popcorn lung’ or Bronchitis Obliterans in medical terms is a respiratory condition caused by breathing in the agent that is used in the process of making butter and, in turn, making buttery popcorn. The agent in dust form scars the lungs restricting the outward flow of air.

The irreversible condition can result in the following symptoms:

  • persistent dry cough
  • wheezing
  • shortness of breath upon exertion
  • fixed airways obstruction on spirometry (lung function test)  

Exposure, via breathing, to the chemical is and was invariably due to the employee failing to provide adequate masks, breathing equipment and or poor ventilation in the manufacturing process.

If you feel that you have developed this condition as a result of working with Diacetyl then contact us today and, working closely with trusted partners we will ensure that you get all the compensation that you deserve.

Your claim can be dealt with on a No Win-No Fee basis so you don’t have to worry about the cost of bringing your claim.

For an initial assessment and general chat get in touch with us today

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