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Woman burned about hot seat at Cowboys Stadium sues Cowboys and Jerry Jones
Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | August 15, 2012 | Elizabeth Campbell

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."

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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.

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Because of her bench warming experience, Carrillo has suffered mental anguish, physical pain, and disfigurement, according to the suit.

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: dallascowboys; lawsuit; litigation; napl; texas
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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.

1 posted on 08/15/2012 4:40:29 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Sounds like she wants her some glory hole.


2 posted on 08/15/2012 4:44:02 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet

This thread should be an interesting read in about another 30 minutes.....


3 posted on 08/15/2012 4:44:02 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: Zakeet

can they sue her for a lack of common sense? although maybe white marble would be more humane.


4 posted on 08/15/2012 4:44:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Zakeet

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?


5 posted on 08/15/2012 4:47:20 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Zakeet

Would we be saying these things if had been a white marble bench??


6 posted on 08/15/2012 4:49:04 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: HiTech RedNeck

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.


7 posted on 08/15/2012 4:49:13 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: Zakeet

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.


8 posted on 08/15/2012 4:49:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Zakeet

“Caution. Objects on rear may be hotter than they appear.”


9 posted on 08/15/2012 4:50:33 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (ABO/Ryan 2012)
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To: Zakeet

Do you know what really burns my ass?

A small fire about two and a half feet high..


10 posted on 08/15/2012 4:50:45 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: All

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.

11 posted on 08/15/2012 4:52:09 PM PDT by Zakeet (If you don't like abortions, don't get one. If I don't like guns, we should ban them.)
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To: Zakeet

Well, watching the Cowboys implode the last decade has burned my butt too.


12 posted on 08/15/2012 4:52:43 PM PDT by Dysart (Obama Falts Profit)
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To: Zakeet
>>> " waiting for the debut Blue & Silver scrimmage" <<<

Uh....uh... she was waiting and DE BUT got burned.

13 posted on 08/15/2012 4:54:04 PM PDT by jmax (Ahhhh...life is so frigging good in the obama nation.)
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To: Zakeet
But your Honor, those black marble benches were supposed to be bun warmers, not baking ovens.
14 posted on 08/15/2012 4:56:18 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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.


15 posted on 08/15/2012 4:57:24 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: Zakeet

Stupid never ceases to amuse me....


16 posted on 08/15/2012 4:58:57 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Zakeet

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.


17 posted on 08/15/2012 4:59:26 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: bigbob
Would we be saying these things if had been a white marble bench??

Her reparations would be guaranteed and trebled by the Injustice Dept...

18 posted on 08/15/2012 4:59:33 PM PDT by Dysart (Obama Falts Profit)
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To: Zakeet

????!!!!

http://www.facebook.com/jennelle.carrillo.


19 posted on 08/15/2012 5:00:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Zakeet

Attorney Wash: “... I’m surprised there aren’t more reports of burn injuries from sitting on those dark, black benches.”

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Maybe they realized the bench was HOT and got up.

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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?


20 posted on 08/15/2012 5:00:44 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Zakeet

Well, Jennelle, sounds like Global Warming has finally reached Uranus.


21 posted on 08/15/2012 5:00:47 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Zakeet; AT7Saluki

Does the size of her backside determine her reward?


22 posted on 08/15/2012 5:05:44 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: NCC-1701

There are no black marble benches in the stadium. There are some black benches outside one or two of the entrances to the stadium.


23 posted on 08/15/2012 5:07:43 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: kcvl

Guilty


24 posted on 08/15/2012 5:08:24 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: kcvl

Life sentence, no parole possible.


25 posted on 08/15/2012 5:10:11 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: PhatHead
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.

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).

26 posted on 08/15/2012 5:11:00 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: Zakeet
Having lived in Texas for 11 years in Ft. Worth and Arlington....I know it can get hot as hell...106' to 108' in August is a real possibility...

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...

27 posted on 08/15/2012 5:13:36 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: PhatHead
There are some black benches outside one or two of the entrances to the stadium.

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?

28 posted on 08/15/2012 5:13:49 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Zakeet
This idiot deserves a shirt. I didn't find one. So she gets a cup....

 


29 posted on 08/15/2012 5:13:57 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Zakeet

“...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.


30 posted on 08/15/2012 5:15:53 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: kcvl

She looks like a dumb-ass. I wonder if she could sue for brain damage as well, since evidently that’s where it resides.


31 posted on 08/15/2012 5:19:03 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: Popman

Carillo: "Uhmmmmmm, I'm getting' hungry. I smell bacon cooking."
32 posted on 08/15/2012 5:20:31 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: PapaBear3625; Pearls Before Swine; PhatHead

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

5) Lawsuit!


33 posted on 08/15/2012 5:23:23 PM PDT by verum ago (A good physical therapist is half friend, half sadist.)
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To: Zakeet

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?


34 posted on 08/15/2012 5:29:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Zakeet

Did Jerry Jones force the woman to sit on that bench?


35 posted on 08/15/2012 5:30:43 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: nascarnation

It appears she’s already serving a life sentence of stupid with no chance of parole.


36 posted on 08/15/2012 5:31:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

If Texas is like Indiana, the tort injury and ss disability lawyers concentrate their adverts during Springer and Maury.


37 posted on 08/15/2012 5:35:21 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Popman
Interesting...according to the Burn Foundation, it takes only 5 seconds for 140 degree water to cause a 3rd degree burn.

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?

38 posted on 08/15/2012 5:37:28 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: Fresh Wind
Well, Jennelle, sounds like Global Warming has finally reached Uranus.


39 posted on 08/15/2012 5:38:23 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Dysart
Well, watching the Cowboys implode the last decade has burned my butt too.

Take heart Cowboy fans Kyle Orton is now sporting silver & blue ... you are in capable hands.

40 posted on 08/15/2012 5:40:41 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Dysart
Well, watching the Cowboys implode the last decade has burned my butt too.

Take heart Cowboy fans Kyle Orton is now sporting silver & blue ... you are in capable hands.

41 posted on 08/15/2012 5:40:58 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: BluH2o
Kyle Orton

Boiler Up! (but he ain't no Drew Brees, LOL)

42 posted on 08/15/2012 5:46:06 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: verum ago; PapaBear3625; Pearls Before Swine

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.


43 posted on 08/15/2012 5:46:09 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: kcvl
????!!!!

Yikes, that'd make you run screaming into the night.

44 posted on 08/15/2012 5:54:54 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: PhatHead
I'd say a bench like that could easily get to 140 in August

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.

45 posted on 08/15/2012 5:58:43 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: BluH2o

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.


46 posted on 08/15/2012 5:58:55 PM PDT by Dysart (Obama Falts Profit. Reject That.)
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To: Zakeet
Poor baby!

Jennelle Carrillo

47 posted on 08/15/2012 6:02:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Libloather

“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.


48 posted on 08/15/2012 6:20:18 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: nascarnation

Where I am shysters are running their ads 24/7.


49 posted on 08/15/2012 6:32:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Zakeet

Two years ago? Did it take her that long to find a sewer lawyer to take her case?


50 posted on 08/15/2012 6:34:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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