Local San Diego woman suffers from a minor burn injury while ordering a sandwich...
San Diego Burn Accident Attorney Mark C. Blane represented a San Diego woman who got more than she expected when she ordered a sandwich. The waiter negligently spilled a small amount of hot tea on her left leg/ankle area causing a minor burn injury that was the size of a quarter. Although it was a small injury, it did cause pain and discomfort for about two months, and she needed to attend 5 visits with her Medical Doctor in addition to placing topical creme on the burn. Some people believe the old adage, the "smaller the wound, the more it can hurt." Here, the burn wound was small and minor, but it still did not mean it did not hurt, and it caused her major discomfort in the first 3-4 weeks following the burn.
The burn blistered up and then got better with no residual scarring. Mr. Blane was successful in negotiating a $7,000.00 settlement without lawsuit, and encouraging the deli to have a safer system in place when they serve customers hot tea.