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Women Sues Cowboys After Sitting on Hot Bench

Woman says she suffered 3rd-degree burns from hot, marble bench

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Woman Sues After Sitting on Hot Bench

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A Cleburne woman is suing Jerry Jones and The Dallas Cowboys after she claims she was burned so badly at Cowboys Stadium that she needed skin grafts on her buttocks.

The woman, Jennelle Carrillo, said she sat on a marble bench outside of the stadium on a hot August day in 2010 and received 3rd-degree burns to her backside.

In the suit, which you can read here, the woman alleges Jones and the Cowboys should have known the bench, which was constructed of black marble and placed outside in direct sunlight, would get dangerously hot.

Carrillo's suit also alleges that the Cowboys and Jones should have assumed that people would want to sit on the bench on hot days, and that they didn't use reasonable care in assuring the bench was a safe place for fans to rest their derriere.

Carrillo's Austin-based attorney, Michael Wash, said his client has suffered physical pain, mental anguish, medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, physical impairment and disfigurement.  They also expect she will continue to suffer the aforementioned damages into the future.

With that in mind, they are suing for judgment interest, recovery of court costs, medical costs and any other relief she feels she is entitled and to which the court and jury believes she deserves.

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