8-Year-Old Girl Olivia Caraballo In Florida Compensated With $800k After Hot McDonald Chicken Fell On Her Leg

8-Year-Old Girl Olivia Caraballo In Florida Compensated With $800k After Hot McDonald Chicken Fell On Her Leg

  • Eight-year-old Olivia Caraballo from Florida was awarded $800,000 in damages for severe burn injuries caused by a McDonald's Chicken McNugget that fell on her leg during a visit to a drive-thru in 2019
  • The family initially sought $15 million in damages, claiming the McNugget was "dangerously hot," but the Florida jury granted Olivia $800,000 based on pain, suffering, and emotional distress
  • McDonald's defended the case, stating Olivia's pain ended within three weeks, but the court ruled in favor of the awarded compensation

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Olivia Caraballo, an eight-year-old from Florida, has been awarded $800,000 in damages due to severe burn injuries caused by a McDonald's Chicken McNugget that fell on her leg during a visit to a Tamarac drive-thru back in 2019.

The incident occurred when Olivia was just four years old, resulting in a scar on her leg. Initially seeking $15 million in damages, the family claimed the McNugget was "dangerously hot" and caused harm to the minor.

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However, the Florida jury granted Olivia $800,000 in compensation, with $400,000 covering the past four years and an additional $400,000 for future damages, considering the pain, suffering, and emotional distress she endured.

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McDonald's defended itself by asserting that Olivia's pain ceased once the burn healed within three weeks and highlighted her continued visits to McDonald's and consumption of chicken nuggets.

Despite this, Businesstoday.in reported that Olivia's mother expressed contentment with the court's decision, referring to it as a "momentous" event and finding the awarded compensation fair.

She also disclosed that Olivia was willing to undergo a procedure to remove the scar resulting from the burn injury.

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