Woman burned by Starbucks coffee is awarded $100000

Florida Woman Burned by Starbucks Coffee Gets $100000

Florida Woman Burned by Starbucks Coffee Gets $100000

A Florida woman burned by a Starbucks coffee received $100,000 for the injuries she sustained from the 20-ounce cup of coffee.

A Florida woman was awarded $100,000 after a Starbucks barista served her a cup of coffee with a loose lid, causing the hot beverage to spill in her lap and injure her.

The 43-year-old mom was at a Starbucks drive-thru in July 2014 when she ordered the Venti Pike's Place coffee. Because the lids compress the cup, they pop off easily when someone grabs too high on the cup, said Steven Earle, one of Mogavero's attorneys. The 190-degree coffee spilled in her lap and left permanent scars, a lawsuit against the coffee giant claims.

The jury awarded Mogavero $15,000 for her medical bills and an additional $85,000 for her pain and suffering.

But Samir Omar said she thinks "they shouldn't really be making their drinks that hot anyway". An employee testified during the trial that Starbucks actually receives 80 complaints about lids either leaking or coming off every month, and they noted it was extra unhelpful that Mogavero's loose-lidded venti Pike Place was filled to the cup's brim - so, nearly 20 ounces of hot liquid.

"My client didn't want sympathy from the jury - she wanted justice - and the jury gave it to her with its verdict", said Steve Earle, Mogavero's attorney, according to USA Today.

A Starbucks representative told Fortune magazine that the company believes its employees did nothing wrong, and are considering an appeal.

HuffPost contacted Starbucks and Mogavero for comment Saturday morning.

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