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Bettendorf Diacetyl Information

Diacetyl Hazards

Diacetyl, the chemical that provides artificial butter flavor to popcorn and other prepared and packaged foods, is known to cause irritation to eyes and skin and lung damage to workers exposed to diacetyl manufacturing. Lung damage from Diacetyl is known as popcorn lung disease.

Have You Been Exposed to Diacetyl?

Workers exposed to diacetyl who developed respiratory problems and other symptoms may be entitled to compensation. It is in their best interest to contact a Bettendorf lawyer who represents workers exposed to diacetyl. These lawyers know the facts about diacetyl and can determine if you have a case.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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