A Fresno County woman who says she suffered second-degree burns when she spilled hot coffee on her lap at the drive-up window of a McDonald’s has filed suit against the fast-food chain.
The Fresno Bee reported 74-year-old Joan Fino’s lawsuit seeks more than $2 million in damages.
The Clovis woman says she’s had trouble sleeping since the incident in August 2012 because “the burning sensation doesn’t go away.”
A lawyer for McDonald’s could not be reached. But Fino’s attorney, Nicholas Wagner, said he’s been in touch with McDonald’s in hopes of reaching a settlement.
If a settlement isn’t reached, Wagner said he and Fino plan to present their case to a Fresno jury.
In 1992, a similar case made national headlines. A New Mexico woman who said she was burned by McDonald’s coffee was awarded $2.9 million.