Skip to comments.Fan Sues Dallas Cowboys For Burned Buttocks
Posted on 08/16/2012 9:29:57 PM PDT by doug from upland
NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) Its a case of a woman with burned buttocks, literally! A Dallas Cowboys fan is suing the organization and owner Jerry Jones over burns she says she received because of their negligence.
Jennelle Carrillo, of Cleburne, received severe burns to her backside after allegedly sitting on a bench outside Cowboys Stadium.
She sat down on this black bench, outside an entrance and unfortunately she suffered third-degree burns as a result of it and had subsequent skin grafts, explained Carrillos lawyer, Michael Wash.
The incident occurred in August of 2010, when Carrillo attended the Blue & Silver scrimmage football game. Temperatures on the day of the game were reportedly more than 100 degrees.
Wash said his client didnt stay for the game. She knew, while she was there at the stadium, that she had received some burns. But she didnt realize how serious they were until she received medical attention.
After seeking that medical attention Wash said Carrillo was hospitalized for about a week [and] had some very serious injuries.
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Part of the lawsuit, filed in Tarrant County civil court, states specifically, 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 unreasonable dangerous.
The suit goes on to state that the stadium didnt warn Carrillo or others about hot bench dangers and that there were no signs posted warning that the bench was hot.
Wash said his client suffered mental anguish, physical pain and disfigurement as a result of her wounds.
Carrillo isnt seeking a specific amount from those named in the lawsuit, but is suing to get a jury trial and payment of court fees, interest and a damage amount determined by said jury.
The Dallas Cowboys are staying mum on the issue, as their policy is not to comment about ongoing litigation.
I was in the jury on two jury trials in King County Superior Court similar to this one. Both lasted more than a month (lots of medical experts). In both cases, the vote was 10-2 against the plaintiff.
And in both cases the two dissenters were liberals who think the world should be rubber padded and if someone bruises themself on a piece of the world where the padding has been torn away they should be able to sue someone and win.
The arguments they made during deliberations were surreal.
Okay, I am not opposed to compensation for hospital costs. But no windfall for being stupid. People should not be rewarded for being stupid.
With a last name of "Carrillo"? It's highly unlikely she's blonde.
” It’s highly unlikely she’s blonde.”
And it’s highly unlikely that it was not intentional.
” Wash said his client suffered mental anguish”
Obviously not a real blonde.
Some faux reporter (I guess that could many anyone from the mainstream media) should go to the democrat convention and show some PETA folks pictures of naugahyde furniture. Then ask them if they’re in favor of banning the hunting of naugas.
They still make the stuff. I guess they just don’t use the term anymore.
Well, Jerry Jones has earned a lot of money being stupid about football. he should stick to the business side of football.
It was like sitting on an oven. If she was wearing clothes, she would be able to sit there for long enough to get burned through the clothed. The heat seemed to numb the body. Not as many nerve ends there, which is one reason why the coach always used the paddle there. Why he took multiple strokes. A ruler on the hand actually hurt more.
No sympathy here. on that Does she think Jones did it intentionally? In any case. this is why you have insurance. Why is this matter going to trial? Do they want more than insurance will pay, or is it that the Cowboys cont admit that the bench is a stupid idea.
I’ll bet at least 99% would fall for it!
The concept stuck like a sweaty leg to a Naugahyde couch.
It always amazes me how much gets lost in just a generation. My kids would have no idea what that meant but it’s the first thing that pops into my head when I hear the word.
Lost. Along with a half-frozen Pepsi in a bottle, the ring of those black 45-pound phones provided by the phone company, the healthy clunk of the channel knob on an old TV (”Don’t turn it so fast, you’ll break it!”), picking out your candy from the glass display bins at the dime store and so much more.
Not good or bad, I guess. Just different.
(I’ve turned into an old fart somewhere along the way! LOL)
Nah, I’m not siding with her, just joining the debate as to whether she’s a blonde or not. ;-)
Sure, a black bench in the sun is a stupid idea. I thought everyone learned around age two to not touch hot things. If you do touch something hot, immediately remove your body part from the hot object. Decide not to do that again.
Life is hard, wear a cup.
POST OF THE MONTH.
Possibly, the year?
Which was she a Yankee, Demonrat, Blonde or a combination?
If all three why was she not with a caretaker?
It this were a metal bench, it wouldnt be as hot. Not many people know how much heat a stone bench contains. Let the sun go behind a cloud, and the metal bench soon cools off. That stone bench will be hot much longer. Ditto in the winter, much colder. If the temp were down to zero for several days, her bottom would get deep frozen quick,