Woman sues Starbucks after suffering first-degree burns when she spilled coffee
A furious woman is suing Starbucks after she sustained first-degree burns after claiming she was given the wrong coffee and spilling it on herself when she was giving it back.
Court papers say Mary Simms ordered the beverage on April 14 from a Starbucks drive-thru.
An employee reportedly informed Simms that she was given the wrong drink and when Simms stopped her car and began to hand the coffee back, the lid came off and spilled on to her lap.
“As a result of the spill, [Simms] sustained first and second-degree burns causing severe personal injuries and damages,” the suit says.
The law suit argues that Starbucks “knew or should have known of the unreasonably dangerous condition created by the failing lid, hot water and/or liquid of the coffee” and should have warned Simms.
It added that the company’s failure to do so constitutes negligence, New York Post reports.
The law suit states that the Texas seeking less than $75,000 to cover damages including lost wages, the cost of “physical disfigurement” and “past and future loss of enjoyment of life" and medical bills.
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A Starbucks spokesperson reportedly told Insider that the company is investigating the claims in the suit.
“We take our responsibility to provide a safe environment seriously, and our partners [employees] take great pride in ensuring our beverages are crafted with care and delivered to customers safely,” the spokesperson said.
In other news, a woman said she will sue a hotel for a nominal ten pence after a naked man barged into her room at night.
The Chinese female guest, known as Huahua on Weibo, has reportedly decided to take legal action to raise attention to a lack of hotel security and the hope of an apology from the Ji Hotel in Shanghai.
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She also plans to sue the naked intruder when she gets hold of the surveillance footage after the incident on July 31 at the hotel which is part of the Huazhu Hotels Group.
The man was first caught on surveillance cameras wandering around inside the hotel in just his underwear and knocking on hotel room doors for almost an hour, said the South China Morning Post.
Security did then step in and take him back to his room and remain there for a while to ensure that he didn’t leave.
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