Fresno County, California, woman files US$2M-plus lawsuit against McDonald's after allegedly suffering second-degree burns when she spilled hot coffee on her lap at McDonald's drive-thru window

FRESNO, California , October 24, 2013 () – FRESNO COUNTY WOMAN, 74, SUES MCDONALD'S OVER BURNS FROM HOT COFFEE

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 reports (http://bit.ly/1aaFct6 ) 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.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com

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