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Remember The Lady Who Sued McD's For Hot Coffee?

Hits: 8263 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: McThstlpnts
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Phosphoreign
Male, 30-39, Western US
 294 Posts
Friday, October 25, 2013 3:08:33 PM
I guess I'm probably gonna get trolled for this, but I watched this in the hopes they would provide additional information that would change my mind but they didn't. So, she wasn't driving. she. spilled. coffee. on. herself.

richanddead
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1953 Posts
Friday, October 25, 2013 8:32:42 AM
And the temperature the court set it too would still cause burns. Necrosis of the epidermal layer due to heat (A.K.A burning) starts when the temperature of the epidermal cells reaches 44 degrees celsius, that's 111.4 degrees fahrenheit. It is still very possible to create the same kind of burns at 140 degrees fahrenheit, it would just require the coffee be held to the skin for a longer duration or simply a larger cup of coffee to be emptied.

140 degree coffee can actually still cause sever burns in under only 3 seconds!
link

Unless you eat only room temperature food you will always have a chance of burns, and the larger the population eating the food, then the higher the chances of a freak accident.

richanddead
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1953 Posts
Friday, October 25, 2013 8:03:51 AM
"Then there were exemplary damages because McDonalds had received a sh*tload of complaints about similar issues but refused to change it."

There were a poo load of complaints because their were a much bigger poo load of customers. They said 700 people over 9 years complained, thats 77 people per year out of 68,000,000 they serve per day. They say at 4:12 that the statistic is a single person burns themself out of every 24000000 people. As I said before you have better odds of being hit by lightning twice (1/9000000).

That is statistically irrelevant! Your odds for the airplane you're on, falling out of the sky and crashing causing your DEATH, not just being injured, are 1 in 11 million! But we all consider that exceptionally safe. In fact it is the safest mode of transport. You dying in a car crash is only 1/5000.

richanddead
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1953 Posts
Friday, October 25, 2013 8:03:37 AM
"You cannot honestly say something intended to go in the mouth should be served at a temp that causes those kinds of burns."

Your statement is based on a misconception. Temperature is a measure of the activity per molecule. So if have less of an amount, you don't have as many molecules, there's not much heat even if the temperature of the individual molecule is high. This is why you can be struck by a tiny ember from a fire without being burned. When you sip coffee, you sip it not chug it. When you are taking in just a little sip at a time, the molecules can spread out and is cooled quickly by the coolness of your saliva and mouth. When she spilled the coffee, all the heat from the coffee in the cup was applied to her lap all at once and then held there by the sweatpants.

Thats why people naturally take small bites from hot food.

richanddead
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1953 Posts
Friday, October 25, 2013 8:03:23 AM
@aisehino:
"The issue isn't that she spilled it. It was that coffee should not be served at a scalding temperature."

Coffee should be and is recommended to be brewed at a temperature of 195-205 degrees F and served at 180-185 degrees. link If your talking about a hot food like pizza, the serving temperature is usually 200-400 degrees.



aisehino
Female, 18-29, Australia
 29 Posts
Friday, October 25, 2013 3:04:34 AM

2. I have never seen this place be so for a large company and the media. I don't know what US tort reform was like, but Au reform has made it hard for legit plaintiffs. This will only ever benefit bi companies. Now, a gym can have you sign stating that they cannot be sued if they provide broken equipment. No one else is allowed to contract out of a legal duty. The wet floor sign/rain ones are bs from when people have sued when there should not have been water there (a spill) or the floor tiles were something stupid to use in a shopping center because they were so slippery. The media then hamps it up.
The frivolous cases get thrown out if not fined/costs awarded. If they do win on legal principle, they get sfa.

aisehino
Female, 18-29, Australia
 29 Posts
Friday, October 25, 2013 3:03:06 AM
1. The issue isn't that she spilled it. It was that coffee should not be served at a scalding temperature. You cannot honestly say something intended to go in the mouth should be served at a temp that causes those kinds of burns.
She had the damages reduced due to contributory negligence with how she spilled it. Then there were exemplary damages because McDonalds had received a sh*tload of complaints about similar issues but refused to change it. Also, the hot contents warning on the cup wouldn't stop this from happening again if someone else received burns.
2. I have never seen this place be so for a large company and the media. I don't know what US tort reform was like, but Au reform has made it hard for legit plaintiffs. This will only ever benefit bi companies. Now, a gym can have you sign stating that they cannot be sued if they provide broken equipment. No one else is allowed to contract out of a legal duty. The wet floor sign/rain ones are bs from when people have sued

broizfam
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3515 Posts
Thursday, October 24, 2013 4:22:53 PM
Two Girls, One Cup!

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13456 Posts
Thursday, October 24, 2013 3:23:29 PM
THen we go back to pouring hot water on instant coffee.


Ewww god instant coffee like sanka?!?!? Why not crap in a mug and add a caffeine pill!

normalfreak2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1898 Posts
Thursday, October 24, 2013 11:16:59 AM
But the court of public opinion Musuko......What a scary court that is.

Johanvb
Male, 40-49, Europe
 434 Posts
Thursday, October 24, 2013 11:09:50 AM
Now do the one about the woman microwaving her dog!

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4610 Posts
Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:00:47 AM
McGovern1981

Sre we have coffee machines. after a few weeks of use we put them in the cupboard with the bread making machine, the ice-cream making machine, the juicer and the toastie maker. THen we go back to pouring hot water on instant coffee.

Every couple of years we'll remember we have them and bring them out for an airing.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4610 Posts
Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:55:51 AM
Third degree burns and skin grafts? That's way beyond 'Hey, you asked for hot coffee.'

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13456 Posts
Thursday, October 24, 2013 5:58:32 AM

In England, you know the way we make coffee?! - WE BOIL WATER!!! Guess what, it's at 212 degrees F!!!



You haven't discovered the modern marvel called a coffee machine yet?

Musuko42
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2850 Posts
Thursday, October 24, 2013 3:07:51 AM
@turdburglar

"A jury heard all the facts and made a decision. You have facts gathered from the media."

Bingo. They were in a position to judge. We aren't. Their decision should be respected. Otherwise, what point is there of having courts and trials at all?

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11249 Posts
Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:15:33 AM
Just glad she wasnt in Blighty
like beternal said we pour boiling water on our coffee, we dont feck about

JohnFred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 60 Posts
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 11:44:16 PM
It's all McDonalds fault. They should have had a warning on the side of the cups saying: CAUTION: Do not place between legs whilst seated in a car. It's a cup of freshly brewed coffee. It's hot, you dolt. If you're stupid enough to think that it's not going to cause you any physical damage, if and when you spill it in your lap, then you shouldn't be given hot drinks in the first place.

But then, I don't suppose that would fit on the cup.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10129 Posts
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 11:26:57 PM
I'm just unhappy that I didn't burn myself first. 2 mil is a lot of scratch for a few weeks of burn.

beternal
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2389 Posts
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9:39:33 PM
Ok, I watched the whole thing... STILL complete rubbish!

In England, you know the way we make coffee?! - WE BOIL WATER!!! Guess what, it's at 212 degrees F!!!

When I order coffee I expect it to be boiled!!! Then the stupid cow puts it between her legs?!

I cook my food in a frying pan... it's hot... I'm not going to sue a chinese restaurant because they cook their food in woks that are even hotter! - when I get it, I expect it to be HOT and therefore I TREAT IT WITH RESPECT AND DON'T TAKE A HUGE MOUTHFUL FIRST WITHOUT TESTING IT! - I also don't try balancing it on my head and then complain when it falls. Between your legs is a stupid place to put something hot

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12337 Posts
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:46:03 PM
Punitive damages should go to a state fund or designated charity, less legal fees at a standard rate, leaving the plaintiff with no more than compensatory damages.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3684 Posts
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:00:09 PM

Mcgrendal, you moron.

A jury heard all the facts and made a decision. You have facts gathered from the media. I would call you a tool, but that would imply that you are somehow useful.

Your only use is making IAB worse by trolling the comments section.

Maybe you should add a post to IAB. Something entertaining. You do nothing but troll. Douche bags like you deserve the banhammer more than anyone that has ever been banned.

Pathetic piece of internet garbage, pretending to feel smart.


Tupinambis
Male, 18-29, Western US
 566 Posts
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 7:40:28 PM
You people expect to fund McDonalds and NOT be punished for it?

Swaywithme
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3686 Posts
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 7:32:32 PM
The best part is Mcdonald's is now so extra cautious that their iced coffee's have CAUTION: COLD on them.

Mcdonald's, you sassy bitch.


lungcancerz
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 40 Posts
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6:22:36 PM
as was said in the video there wereonly angled surfaces in the ford probe. Well obviously they should have sued Ford for making a car that didn't have a place to set down a damn cup of coffee

lungcancerz
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 40 Posts
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6:20:56 PM
the idea you can win the lottery by suing may not have been new when she did it but it certainly became alot more prevalent after her. this bitch ruined modern life

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