This morning 11:00, my family and I went through McDonald’s drive thru. They were rushing and gave us our three coffees and didn’t put the lid right on one. I handed it to my 24 yr old daughter and she spilled it all over her chest and breast and was severely burned. I took her to urgent care then ER. She was referred to burn unit because of 2nd degree burns and open wounds on her breast. She was prescribed narcotic. She is in a lot of pain and has to keep following up with burn clinic
Possibly. The lid being loose is likely a better claim for negligence than the coffee being too hot. McDonald's made sweeping changes in their coffee policies and procedures since the infamous McDonald's "Hot Coffee Burn" case of several decades ago, including product warning labels.
Your daughter should gather all relevant documents and medical records, search the internet and consult with an experienced and seasoned Personal Injury Trial Attorney in your local area.
It is possible that your daughter is entitled to compensation in this case. The temperature of the coffee is not likely the issue as McDonalds made sweeping changes after the Liebeck v. McDonalds case (famous hot coffee spill on woman). More likely, a claim would be under a negligence and/or faulty training & supervision claim.
Your best course of action is to have a personal injury attorney review all the facts of her case, including her medical records.
I hope she is doing better and that she gets the treatment and help she deserves.
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