A Texas woman has suffered the latest indignity to befall the modern American fan: she is suing the Dallas Cowboys over third-degree buttocks burns.
Jennelle Carrillo alleges that she was injured when she sat on a black marble bench at the kabillion-dollar Cowboys Stadium two years ago as she waited for a scrimmage to begin. In her lawsuit, which also names owner Jerral “Jerry” Wayne Jones, she alleges that she required hospitalization and skin grafts.
“It was hot enough to produce third-degree burns through her clothing that day,” said Mike Wash, Carillo’s lawyer, told the Star-Telegram. “She did not stay for the scrimmage. I’m surprised there aren’t more reports of burn injuries from sitting on those dark black benches.”
A Cowboys spokesman said the team does not comment on pending litigation.
The temperature that day, Aug. 10, 2010, was 101 degrees and the lawsuit alleges that there were no warning signs about the searing seats.
Wash said his client was uncertain how long she sat on the bench. When she discovered her burns, she sought treatment at a hospital and was released with what she was told were first-degree burns. Days later, Wash said, she became dizzy and returned to the hospital, where she learned that her burns were more serious.
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