Posts Tagged ‘burns’

Mother Left With Horrific Leg Burns After Spilling Boiling Cup Of McDonald’s Tea That She Claims Did Not Have The Lid Fitted On

Friday, December 26th, 2014

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A McDonald’s customer suffered horrific burns after spilling a cup of tea that she claims the lid had not been fitted properly on.

Joanna Audoire says as she sat down in her car with a tray containing the tea, the beverage toppled over covering her leg in boiling water.

The 44-year-old mother-of-three is now considering suing the fast food restaurant after medics told her she would be scarred for life.
Ms Audoire picked up a breakfast, a cup of tea, and a Coke from McDonald’s to enjoy in her car after a shopping trip with a friend.

She claimed that as she sat down the cup with the poorly fitted lid pitched over.

When she removed her trousers she claims the skin on her left thigh peeled off too, leaving her with a huge bubbling L-shaped burn the size of her hand.

The telemarketing worker was off work for more than a week because she couldn’t walk properly due to the pain.

Ms Audoire, from Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, said: ‘I am seriously considering legal action for the time I have had to take off work and for the injury and trauma I have suffered.

‘I was in immense pain. They need to take some responsibility for serving the tea as hot as that with a flimsy lid.

‘When will they improve it? When a child is seriously burnt? It makes me cross.

‘The lid couldn’t have been on properly, and I know tea is hot, but was it too hot on this occasion? I think it was. It was very very painful. It shouldn’t have happened.’

Baby Girl X Meets Her Mother 41 Years After She Threw Her Into Pile Of Burning Trash Minutes After She Was Born

Monday, September 17th, 2012

A woman whose mother threw her in a pile of burning trash minutes after she was born has finally come face-to-face with the woman who nearly ended her life.

Amy Woodward-Davis, who is now 41 years old and a mother herself, survived horrific third and fourth-degree burns that covered 70 per cent of her body.

She was born to a 16-year-old mother who didn’t know she was pregnant until she gave birth to Amy in the bathroom of her Kansas City home.

Boy 12 Burns Cross Into His Back Using SALT and ICE

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

A 12-year-boy is in extreme pain with blistering second degree burns all over his back after doing a ‘salt and ice challenge’ – the latest dangerous craze sweeping the internet.

The ill-advised stunt involves putting salt on bare skin then pressing ice on top of it. The combination causes a chemical reaction that burns the skin almost immediately.

The Pittsburgh boy, his twin brother and their friend learnt about the ‘challenge’ through Facebook and You Tube.

Three School Bullies ‘Set Teenager On Fire

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

The day he was set on fire, Michael Brewer didn’t attend classes at his middle school because he was afraid he might get beaten up by some other boys.

It was a Monday in October 2009, the day after his 15th birthday. There had been a dispute between Brewer and Matthew ‘Zeke’ Bent over a video game and a bicycle that led to Bent’s arrest.

And Bent, like Brewer a student at Deerfield Beach Middle School, was not happy about it.

Zeke wanted revenge on Michael,’ said Jesus ‘Junior’ Mendez, who would take part in the attack on Brewer, which drew national attention for its barbarity and the youthfulness of those involved.

Mendez would later plead no contest to attempted murder. ‘Zeke’s the main one. It was Zeke’s idea.’

Bent, now 17, faces a trial in June on attempted murder charges that carry a potential 30-year prison sentence because a weapon was used. He has pleaded not guilty.

Mendez and a third boy, 17-year-old Denver ‘D.C.’ Jarvis, have already admitted their roles in setting Brewer ablaze and have been sentenced to 11 years and eight years behind bars, respectively.

Police video and audio recordings made by the seven boys involved and several other witnesses give an account of a chance discovery and a split-second decision that almost killed Brewer.

As it was, he spent months in the hospital with second- and third-degree burns over more than two-thirds of his body.

The chain of events began at a neighborhood park on October 11, 2009 – Brewer’s birthday.

Bent approached Brewer and demanded that Brewer buy from him a video game based on the Little Mermaid movie. Brewer refused and walked home, with Bent following.

Once they reached the Brewer home, police say Bent tried to steal a bicycle and also stood on the street yelling threats at Brewer family members, even challenging Brewer’s father to come outside and fight.

‘He came to my house. He tried to take my dad’s bike. He threatened me. He threatened my sister. He goes, ‘Don’t worry, I got something for you and your friends, too,” Brewer told police. ‘It was because he wanted me to buy something from him that I didn’t want to buy.’

Fearing retaliation, Brewer’s parents notified school administrators they were keeping him home the following day. A little after school let out at 2:40pm, Brewer decided to walk over to a friend’s house.

At the same time, Bent was wheeling around the neighborhood on his bicycle. He hadn’t gone to school, either.

Unbelievable Hit-And-Run Caught On Camera

Friday, May 18th, 2012

A 19-year-old driver has been charged after a dramatic hit-and-run in Buffalo, N.Y., and a man turns himself in after the local news shows video of him throwing coffee on a barista, causing second degree burns. NBC’s Jeff Rossen reports on outrageous crimes caught on camera.

NJ mom arrested for taking 5 y.o. daughter into tanning booth, looks crazy as hell herself

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

A New Jersey woman was arrested after police said she brought her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, causing the girl to suffer burns.

But 44-year-old Patricia Krentcil, who was charged with second-degree child endangerment, said her daughter was never exposed to the tanning booth’s UV rays and instead got slightly sunburned while playing outside on a warm day.

The girl’s father told NBC 4 New York his daughter told classmates at school that she “went tanning with Mommy.” He thinks a teacher overheard, inaccurately connected the girl’s sunburn to the tanning salon trip and contacted police.

“This whole big thing happened, and everyone got involved,” said Rich Krentcil. “It was 85 degrees outside, she got sunburned. That’s it. That’s all that happened.”

Patricia Krentcil said she treats her tanning salon trips as an errand in which she brings along her daughter, but insists the booth lights were never exposed to the girl.

“It’s like taking your daughter to go food shopping,” she told NBC 4 New York at her Nutley, N.J. home after being released on $25,000 bail. “There’s tons of moms that bring their children in.”

“I tan, she doesn’t tan,” she continued. “I’m in the booth, she’s in the room. That’s all there is to it.”

The incident happened over a week ago, but there did not appear to be any burns on the little girl Tuesday.

Patricia Krentcil said she’s been visiting her local salon for more than 10 years, and doesn’t know why her visits there with her daughter have suddenly been called into question.

In New Jersey, children under 14 are not allowed to tan at indoor salons, while those 14 to 17 years old may do so with signed parental consent.

“My daughter’s a beautiful girl who loves school, who had to go through this, and I think it’s traumatizing for a little girl who did nothing wrong but got a little sunburned,” Krentcil said.

She is expected to appear in court Wednesday and hopes to convince the judge it was all a misunderstanding.

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