Monday, June 6, 2011
Popcorn Plant Worker Awarded $814,500 in Popcorn Lung Lawsuit
AboutLawsuits.com is reporting that a Baltimore County jury has awarded a Maryland man $814,500 as the result of a claim for failing to warn about the possible health risks associated with exposure to the chemical diacetyl, which was used for years to make microwave popcorn smell buttery. The plaintiff was originally awarded $5.4 million last month, but that amount was reduced last week due to Maryland’s cap on non-economic damages. More than 300 popcorn lung disease lawsuits have been filed nationwide. For more on the story, go here.