WOMAN WHO BURNED HERSELF ON DUNKIN’ COFFEE SETTLES FOR $3 MILLION

A Dunkin’ franchisee is paying a woman $3 million to settle a lawsuit involving hot coffee falling on her lap that she alleges caused severe burns and life-altering injuries.

The unnamed woman claimed the incident, which happened in February 2021 at an Atlanta-area location, occurred because the cup’s lid was not secured.

The 70-year-old woman’s attorney said the lid came off the cup after she was given the drink and the hot coffee spilled on her lap causing second and third-degree burns to her thighs and abdomen. The injury resulted in her spending weeks at a burn unit in a Georgia hospital, costing her $200,000 in medical bills.