Girl Scalded by Coffee in New York Wins $500,000 Settlement

October 28, 2014

The family of a 5-year-old girl scalded by a hot cup of coffee at a restaurant along the Thruway has won a six-figure settlement in federal court.

The Buffalo News reports that Jose Adames and Sally Irizarry of Puerto Rico recently agreed to a court-approved settlement of at least $500,000 after suing a Denny’s restaurant in Angola in 2012.

The girl, who was 14 months old in 2010, was scalded after grabbing a hot cup of coffee. The family claims the waitress was negligent for placing the coffee near the infant.

The case was being tried in federal court in Buffalo last month when an insurer for the company that owned the now-closed Denny’s offered to settle. The newspaper reports that the confidential settlement is believed to be near $500,000.

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