Lawsuits Being Filed for Obliterative Bronchiolitis (“Popcorn Lung”)

May 31, 2019

Important Information

Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are no longer investigating this matter. The information here is for reference only. A list of open investigations and lawsuits can be viewed here.

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Anyone who was diagnosed with obliterative bronchiolitis, a permanent and rare form of lung disease.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe that people suffering from obliterative bronchiolitis may be able to sue for medical bills, physical pain and other damages related to their diagnoses.
Is This the Same Thing as Popcorn Lung?
Essentially, yes. Obliterative bronchiolitis is sometimes referred to as “popcorn lung,” a nickname given to the condition after eight workers at a microwave popcorn facility were diagnosed with the disease.
What Causes Obliterative Bronchiolitis?
One of the main causes of obliterative bronchiolitis are fumes from diacetyl, a chemical used to flavor food and other products including popcorn, caramel and e-cigarettes.