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When Coffee Can Melt Your Skin….

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A freshly brewed article about the infamous McDonald’s coffee spill case has been posted at DMI Blog.

Why You Should be Able to Sue McDonald’s if You Spill Coffee on Yourself

Stella was 79 years. She was a passenger in her grandson’s vehicle. She ordered a 49 cent coffee at the McDonald’s drive through, and was attempting to open the coffee to add cream and sugar while the car was not moving, when the cap popped off, spilling coffee in her lap. Because the coffee was heated to between 180-190 degrees Fahrenheit, and because she was wearing sweatpants which absorbed the coffee and held it next to her skin, Stella received third degree burns on her inner thighs, perineum, buttocks, genital, and groin areas. These injuries resulted in eight days of hospitalization during which she received skin grafting for her burns. Stella was left scarred and disabled for more than a year.

What most stories about the incident also omit is that McDonald’s had been purposefully heating its coffee almost 30 degree above the temperature at which it may create third degree burns…

A freshly brewed article about the infamous McDonald’s coffee spill case has been posted at DMI Blog.

Why You Should be Able to Sue McDonald’s if You Spill Coffee on Yourself

Stella was 79 years. She was a passenger in her grandson’s vehicle. She ordered a 49 cent coffee at the McDonald’s drive through, and was attempting to open the coffee to add cream and sugar while the car was not moving, when the cap popped off, spilling coffee in her lap. Because the coffee was heated to between 180-190 degrees Fahrenheit, and because she was wearing sweatpants which absorbed the coffee and held it next to her skin, Stella received third degree burns on her inner thighs, perineum, buttocks, genital, and groin areas. These injuries resulted in eight days of hospitalization during which she received skin grafting for her burns. Stella was left scarred and disabled for more than a year.

What most stories about the incident also omit is that McDonald’s had been purposefully heating its coffee almost 30 degree above the temperature at which it may create third degree burns…