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US: 4 years ago, girl was badly burnt by chicken nuggets, now McDonalds will have to pay 8 million dollar in damages

Pankaj Prasad
Olivia Caraballo mother Philana Holmes
Olivia Caraballo mother Philana Holmes

Olivia Caraballo was burnt in the year 2019, when she was only four years old.

A South Florida jury has ordered McDonald's to pay $800,000 in damages to a family. Actually, McDonald's chicken nuggets fell on a 4-year-old girl named Olivia Caraballo about four years ago, causing her to burn badly.

Case of 2019

According to the report, Olivia Caraballo was burnt in the year 2019, when she was only 4 years old. The incident happened outside a McDonald's in Tamarack near Fort Lauderdale. The child's parents, Philana Holmes and Humberto Caraballo Estevez, sued McDonald's and its franchisee Upchurch Foods. He said that the girl was given 'Happy Meal'. It also contained hot chicken nuggets, which fell on the girl and caused her severe burns (second degree).

$15 million sought

According to media reports, the family was seeking $15 million in damages. The jury made its decision after deliberating for less than two hours on Wednesday. In view of the suffering of the child, an amount of $ 800,000 was ordered to be given. The jury ruled that McNuggets should be served safely.

Family happy with the verdict

Olivia's mother, Philana Holmes, said: "I am pleased that the jury heard our voices and returned a fair verdict." He said that I had no expectations, so this is a big deal for me.

Arguments on both sides

According to the report, the child's mother says that Olivia has turned eight years old. She asks to remove her burn marks. McDonald's lawyers argued that the wound took about three weeks to heal, but he is now fine. He said the girl's mother had a problem with the bruises. Baby still asks to come to McDonald's.