Dallas Cowboys sued by fan over hot seat, woman claims she had burned buttocks

By on Aug 17, 2012 in Football, United States Comments

The Dallas Cowboys team is now being sued by their fan named Jennelle Carrillo of Cleburne, Texas over a hot seat, which she claims she had third-degree burns on her buttocks when she sat down on the bench outside the Cowboys Stadium before the annual Blue & Silver event, back in August 2010.

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According to Dallas Observer on Thursday, August 16, 2012, which obtained a copy of the lawsuit, the Dallas Cowboys fan sued the entire football team and its owner Jerry Jones for not warning their fans that the benches that time are hot and could cause injuries particularly in the backside.

As noted in the lawsuit which was filed in Tarrant County civil court last week through Carrillo‘s lawyer, Michael Wash, she is seeking unspecified payment for “physical pain and mental anguish, reasonable and necessary medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, physical impairment, (and) disfigurement.”

“The bench was uncovered and openly exposed to the extremely hot August sun. The combination of the nature of the black, marble bench and hot sunlight caused the bench to become extremely hot and unreasonably dangerous.” A statement reads on the lawsuit.

“No signs were posted at or near the bench warning that it was too hot for persons to sit on nor was the bench roped off to prevent persons from sitting on it.” The lawsuit added, noting that the plaintiff was admitted to the hospital and was required to undergo skin grafts and other burn treatments.

Steve Fano, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Fort Worth, was quoted telling to Star-telegram.com, which was believed to have first reported the news on Wednesday, that the temperature on Aug. 10, 2010, the day she was allegedly injured, was 101 degrees.

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