Woman sues Dunkin Donuts for 15Million

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    Yep, hot coffee again

    A Staten Island woman who was badly burned after spilling scalding hot coffee on her lap is suing Dunkin' Donuts for a cool $15 million. Sharon Shea, 60, suffered second- and third-degree burns after the cardboard tray she was holding in the passenger seat of a friend's car toppled and spilled over her left leg and ankles.

    "I'm in so much pain - oh God! It's excruciating pain," said Shea from her bed in the intensive care burn unit of Staten Island University Hospital. "It's just excruciating pain that I wouldn't wish on anybody."

    The coffee crisis happened Nov. 12 after Shea and a friend pulled out of a Forest Ave. Dunkin' Donuts drive-through and headed to a strip mall across the street. When the pal tried to park, lids on two cups came off, causing 200-degree java to spill and soak through her jeans, her lawyer said.

    In a lawsuit filed yesterday in Staten Island Supreme Court, Shea says the lids weren't fastened when employees passed the cups through a drive-through window around 1:30 p.m.

    "I thought I was dying - that's how bad it was," said Shea, a mother of two who lives in Dongan Hills. "All my skin was pulled back like a nylon stocking a lady takes off."

    Now, doctors said Shea - who has already spent six days at Staten Island University Hospital - may have to undergo a skin graft.


    http://nydailynews.com/front/story/366930p-312147c.html
     
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  3. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    That doesn't sound like your run of the mill hot coffee spill! Geeesh! 6 days in a burn unit and skin grafts...wow!

    Doesn't sound like she's faking to me, sounds like a very very serious burn that will result in severe disfigurement for life.
     
  4. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    I don't think she is faking it.. but Hello... she is clumsy - thats not DD's fault

    15 million??? :rolleyes:
     
  5. kahskye

    kahskye Inactive

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    I'm really sorry for her injury, but 15 million!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Norma

    Norma Pook

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    I'd ask for a lifetime supply of donuts.
     
  7. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    If we got paid for being clumsy - I'd be a billionaire :woohoo:
     
  8. bakerprune64

    bakerprune64 Former Member

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    Ain't that the truth Cass!
     
  9. concernedperson

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    I will just take the donuts.
     
  10. dolceaura

    dolceaura New Member

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    I usually side with the companies in these kind of things but if the coffee was really that hot, then her tongue and throat would have been severely burned had she gotten a chance to drink it, so therefore DD would be responsible, in my opinion of course :)
     
  11. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    I wonder if they had a warning Caution: contents hot - on the cup? I know McDonalds does...
     
  12. poco

    poco A cat will blink when struck with a hammer.

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    You order a coffee, ***** if it's not hot - but yet need a warning that says Caution, contents hot??????
     
  13. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    Yep, to protect themselves from stupid lawsuits
     
  14. nanandjim

    nanandjim Former Member

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    The cardboard thing that I put on my windshield to block the sun has a warning on it "Remove before driving."

    Geez...People are idiots and want something for nothing. Has anyone ever heard of personal responsibility??
     
  15. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    Not when there is big money to be made!!! :rolleyes:
     
  16. nanandjim

    nanandjim Former Member

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    I hope that DD doesn't settle out of court with her. I don't think that she should be rewarded for her carelessness.

    P.S. I hope that we are allowed to log on from other computers. I am using my mother's computer in Maryland. :)
     
  17. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    of course! I use my work, home, laptop whatever :)

    Is your Mom cooking for you?
     
  18. nanandjim

    nanandjim Former Member

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    No, but they have bought Boston Market for dinner! :)
     
  19. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    Have a nice visit, are you staying for thanksgiving?
     
  20. fran

    fran Former Member

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    This is why it takes so long for people who truly deserve compensation for faulty products etc.to get their case heard and to collect if they win. This is a frivilous lawsuit, if you ask me. People just don't want to admit they do anything wrong anymore. It's always the other guys fault.

    Coffee is supposed to be hot. :banghead:

    How many times have you gotten coffee and it was too hot and you had to wait a few minutes or add ice to drink it?

    I hope they throw this thing out of court.

    Whatever,
    fran
     
  21. Glow

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    If she wins the lawsuit OR if they settle with her, either way it will be all of US that the cost eventually gets passed on to. :sick:
     

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