Skip to comments.Woman burned about hot seat at Cowboys Stadium sues Cowboys and Jerry Jones
Posted on 08/15/2012 4:40:19 PM PDT by Zakeet
The Dallas Cowboys are being put on the hot seat for literally having one.
Jennelle Carrillo, who lives in Cleburne, is suing the Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones for the third-degree burns she suffered on her buttocks after sitting on a black, marble bench at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium two years ago while waiting for the debut Blue & Silver scrimmage.
Carrillo was hospitalized and had to have skin grafts on her derriere, according to a lawsuit filed in Tarrant County civil court late last week.
"It was hot enough to produce third-degree burns through her clothing that day," said Mike Wash, the Austin attorney representing Carrillo. "She did not stay for the scrimmage. I'm surprised there aren't more reports of burn injuries from sitting on those dark, black benches."
In her lawsuit, Carrillo contends that Cowboys Stadium officials didn't warn her or others about the dangers of sitting on the uncovered bench in the hot summer sun.
"No signs were posted at or near the bench warning that it was too hot to sit on nor was the bench roped off to prevent persons from sitting on it," the lawsuit states.
Wash said he didn't know how long Carrillo sat on the bench, but when she got up to use the restroom, she discovered her burns.
Because of her bench warming experience, Carrillo has suffered mental anguish, physical pain, and disfigurement, according to the suit.
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I don't want you Freepers to make any cheeky, half-a$$ed, wise cracks about this stupid woman's war wound.
Sounds like she wants her some glory hole.
This thread should be an interesting read in about another 30 minutes.....
can they sue her for a lack of common sense? although maybe white marble would be more humane.
Third degree is charring. How is that possible? How is it possible to sit still long enough for that to happen through clothing, even if it is possible?
Would we be saying these things if had been a white marble bench??
Patriot fans have a few things to feed our humility perhaps but generally we know enough to move away from a seat that is giving us third degree burns.
Personally I wish her luck.
Jerry’s old house was one of the worst stadiums I have ever been to.
His new house is such a rip off I refuse to visit.
“Caution. Objects on rear may be hotter than they appear.”
Do you know what really burns my ass?
A small fire about two and a half feet high..
Q. Any of you Freepers know how the Royal Idiot is like that bench at Cowboy Stadium?
A. They both tend to burn your butt.
Well, watching the Cowboys implode the last decade has burned my butt too.
Uh....uh... she was waiting and DE BUT got burned.
That was my first thought, too.
At least the lady who sued McDonald’s over her hot coffee knew that she was burned as soon as it spilled. How on earth you could sit still long enough to get a third degree burn from the seat you are on is really hard to imagine.
Stupid never ceases to amuse me....
Having been to Cowboys Stadium twice, I’d like to know where the black marble benches are. If the scrimmage was held in the stadium in July or August, Jerry would have had the roof closed. Texas heat, being what it is, would dictate that. Even if the benches were on the end zone to the left of the Cowboys bench, the sunlight still wouldn’t be hot enough to cause the alleged third degree burns. There is simply no way for that to happen under those conditions. Secondly, Cowboys Stadium is air conditioned. That would lower the heat on those seats. The seats would be warm but not scorching. I would just like to know where these benches were located if they don’t fit the scenario I outlined.
This lady is after a huge chunk of change. What better way to get it than to sue America’s Team and its owner. Jerry has some cracker jack lawyers and will win this even though he’ll end up letting lose of some cash.
Her reparations would be guaranteed and trebled by the Injustice Dept...
Attorney Wash: “... I’m surprised there aren’t more reports of burn injuries from sitting on those dark, black benches.”
Maybe they realized the bench was HOT and got up.
Client-to-be Carillo on bench: How long do I have to set here, burning my buns, until I can sue and get lots of money?
Well, Jennelle, sounds like Global Warming has finally reached Uranus.
Does the size of her backside determine her reward?
There are no black marble benches in the stadium. There are some black benches outside one or two of the entrances to the stadium.
Life sentence, no parole possible.
My only speculation was that she was too drunk/stoned to notice. I can't imagine how any rational jury would find in favor of her (yes, I realize how stupid juries can be).
I used to carry gloves so I could grab my steering wheel when my car was sitting in the sun all day...
Still I find it pretty amazing she got third degree burns though her clothes...unless her ass is so fat and big she could not feel the heat until it burned her...
So...the benches are OUTSIDE the stadium.
Now, if this same idiot sat down on say...a city park bench would she be suing them?
“...she got up to use the restroom, she discovered her burns.”
No pics? How is it possible that this idiot of a likely fat @$$ed (w/o pics this is only a best guess) female could sit there long enough to get third degree burns and not know she had been burned ‘til she got up to go pee? That bench might easily have been 120 - 140 deg F based on the description of the day and the black stone bench. If I were sitting down on that my hand likely would have touched the bench, and by God, I would know it was HOT! Stick your finger in a cup of hot McDonalds coffee and hold it there for a few minutes. That coffee is probably about 140 deg F, hot enough for a severe burn iver a few, say five minutes. Any you would sure know it was hot. Her whole story smells of smouldering fecal material. And this occured 2 years ago...seems it took this fat@$$ed woman and her lawyer long enough to cook up this lawsuit.
One time, some years ago, on a business trip, I was on the deck of a hot asphalt barge (ocean going). That deck was H-O-T and I could feel it through the soles of my shoes. I had an infrared heat gun with me and checked the deck - it was over 200 deg F. I kept my feet moving on the deck to avoid any unpleasant burns through the soles of my shoes.
She looks like a dumb-ass. I wonder if she could sue for brain damage as well, since evidently that’s where it resides.
I’m not sure how marble (insulating, moderate heat capacity) could give a third degree burn through clothing. I can certainly see it getting hot enough in the Texas sun to cause a minor burn. I also don’t see a third degree burn getting confused with a first degree burn.
I’m going to just throw this out there:
1) lady sits on bench, maybe is obese or diabetic and can’t feel pain well. Gets first degree burn.
2) lady sees doc, is (correctly) diagnosed with first degree burn. Medical documentation says it’s from bench.
3) Knowing that her burn is now medically documented, lady hatches clever scheme and burns herself more severely at home
4) Sees doc again, getting burn upgraded to third degree, with medical documentation still saying that the burn is from the bench
1. Couldn’t have been that bad if she only discovered them after going to the restroom, finally.
2. She never thought to stand up?
Did Jerry Jones force the woman to sit on that bench?
It appears she’s already serving a life sentence of stupid with no chance of parole.
If Texas is like Indiana, the tort injury and ss disability lawyers concentrate their adverts during Springer and Maury.
I'd say a bench like that could easily get to 140 in August. But I live in Texas, and I have a black car with a black steering wheel. I throw a white cloth over it when I park outside in summer, because I literally cannot hold the steering wheel otherwise.
I do not question that sitting on the bench could cause burns, but it is utterly mind-boggling to me that a person could not only to sit there long enough for that to actually happen, but to be unaware of it.
Additionally, there were presumably other people there waiting. Anybody else on the benches? When they jumped up shrieking, was that not enough warning? Did everybody else simply know better than to sit, and that, too, was not enough of a warning for the lone woman on the hot bench?
I am sincerely sympathetic. Burns are horrible injuries and I don't wish that on anybody. But who does not know that black surfaces are hot?
Take heart Cowboy fans Kyle Orton is now sporting silver & blue ... you are in capable hands.
Take heart Cowboy fans Kyle Orton is now sporting silver & blue ... you are in capable hands.
Boiler Up! (but he ain't no Drew Brees, LOL)
Well, it does seem a little strange that the hospital could misdiagnose a third degree burn as first degree, but she was in enough pain to go the hospital. I guess it’s possible, though it seems unlikely.
As for the obesity/diabetes causing the insensitivity to pain, that may be. If she had any sensitivity to pain, the burns would have to be classified as self-inflicted.
As for how hot the bench could have gotten, let me put it this way - white concrete burns my bare feet right now (in Texas) and I have no doubt that if I stood still instead of running when I find myself on it, I could get a real burn.
But, as I posted already, what was everybody else doing? Did nobody say “How can you possibly be sitting on that?!”
In any case, the reality of lawsuits is that it is usually cheaper to settle than to fight. The only question is whether the Cowboys will post warning signs, or just remove the benches.
Yikes, that'd make you run screaming into the night.
For sure. We had a 100F day here in Indiana, the surface temp on my deck (medium brown stain) was 147F.
And the sun is hotter down there.
Orton’s the best backup we’ve had in years. The problems are on both lines..big trouble there, oh, and Witten has spleen injury and out indefinitely. Will be a long season.
“Does the size of her backside determine her reward?”
If so, and she actually wins this frivolous case, judging by her picture in post #19’s reference, the reward will be gigantic.
Where I am shysters are running their ads 24/7.
Two years ago? Did it take her that long to find a sewer lawyer to take her case?