Popcorn Lung

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an incurable disease following e-cigarette use, call Bakersfield attorney Mickey Fine at (661) 333-3333 to learn about your options

A new study from Harvard has found that 75% of e-cigarettes contain a flavoring agent called diacetyl, which is known to cause a serious and life-threatening respiratory condition called popcorn lung. This incurable lung disease, medically known as bronchiolitis obliterans, received its more common name when several workers in a microwave popcorn plant developed the condition in 2000. Findings in that outbreak determined that diacetyl is safe as a food additive, but deadly when inhaled. Why it is being used to flavor e-cigarettes, despite this knowledge, is entirely baffling.

If you or someone you love has developed an incurable lung disease following e-cigarette use, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call Bakersfield product liability attorney Mickey fine at (661) 333-3333 to learn more.

Popcorn Lung Symptoms

Symptoms of bronchiolitis obliterans may include:

  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Night sweats
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Inflammation of eyes, nose, or throat

These symptoms are often slow to progress and may mimic symptoms of COPD and asthma. If you have used e-cigarettes and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important that you discuss them with a healthcare practitioner right away to better understand your options.

To schedule a free consultation with Mickey Fine, please contact us today. Attorney Fine represents victims of corporate negligence and greed throughout California from our offices in Bakersfield and Manhattan Beach.

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by Mickey Fine Law
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