Paying damages for negligence in delivering coffee to the customer
Paying damages for negligence in delivering coffee to the customer: The owner of a coffee shop chain in the United States has paid a female customer US$3 million in damages because an employee of the coffee shop did not close the lid of the coffee cup tightly and accidentally gave the customer a hot cup of coffee.
A comprehensive foreign media report by the Daily Mirror states that a 70-year-old woman in Georgia, USA, went to a local Dunkin’ Donuts chain store in February 2021 and bought a hot cup of coffee. While the lid of the coffee was not tightly closed, when he took the coffee, hot coffee spilled on his legs and caused second to third-degree burns on his legs, groin, and buttocks.
The lawyer of this woman pointed out that the daily life of this woman has been severely affected after the injury, and noted: She was in the hospital for a few weeks before being discharged, the injury was quite serious and she needed frequent dressing changes every day. He could bear the pain of changing the dressing and walking. And the medical expenses were over US$200,000.
After two years of litigation, Golden Donuts, the owner of the chain of coffee shops responsible for the incident, agreed to pay the woman $3 million to settle on Oct. 24 local time to cover her emotional and financial damages since her injuries were compensated.