A McDonald’s in Multnomah County, Ore., is being sued for $1.56 million by a 14-year-old lady who claims she suffered severe burns on her stomach and decrease physique by a scalding cup of scorching water allegedly served and spilled on her by a restaurant worker.
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The lawsuit, filed Oct. four in Multnomah County Circuit Court docket, alleges McDonald’s worker served the unidentified minor a dangerously scorching cup of water on July 29, 2017. The water spilled on the teenager, inflicting partial thickness burns – or second-degree burns – on her stomach and decrease physique, the swimsuit claims.
The burns point out each her exterior layer of pores and skin and her dermis suffered injury, Willamette Week studies.
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It’s unclear how in depth the alleged sufferer’s accidents are, however second-degree burns may cause painful blistering and scarring.
This isn’t the primary time McDonald’s has been sued for serving a beverage that was too scorching. In 1994, Stella Liebeck turned well-known for suing the fast-food chain after struggling excessive third-degree burns on her legs that required pores and skin grafts on account of espresso spilling.
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Liebeck was awarded $three million in punitive damages.
McDonald’s has not responded to a request for remark.