A jury in Florida has decided that a “dangerously hot” McNugget was worth $800,000 in damages.
In 2019, then four-year-old Olivia Caraballo opened her Happy Meal in the McDonald’s drive-thru near For Lauderdale in Florida when the nugget fell into her lap and burnt her leg.
Caraballo’s family wanted $15 million in damages.
The now eight-year-old was awarded the money from McDonald’s the franchise owner Upchurch Foods for pain and suffering, and mental anguish. This included $400,000 for the past four years and $400,000 for the future.
Caraballo’s mom, Philana Holmes called the decision momentous.
“I’m actually just happy that the listened to Olivia’s voice and the jury was able to decide a fair judgment.
“I’m happy with that. I honestly had no expectations, so this is more than fair for me.”
McDonald’s lawyers argued that Caraballo should have only received $156,000 because her pain ended once the wound healed in three weeks.”
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