A Colorado woman has filed suit against coffee-giant Starbucks, alleging that their scalding hot tea killed her dog. According to Monday’s KDVR News, 58-year-old Deanna Salas-Solano of Denver alleges that she received a 20-ounce cup of tea that was given to her with an unsecured lid.
Salas-Solano claims that the scalding liquid spilled on her body, melting her clothes and causing significant burns. The woman has stated that when she was burned, she screamed and her dog, Alexander, jumped on her and was burned when she spilled more of the hot tea.
Though the dog was rushed to an emergency veterinarian, he died – apparently from the burns. The dog’s owner also required emergency medical treatment, including surgery, for the second-degree burns.
Starbucks has released a statement about the incident and they claim that they have video evidence which proves that Salas-Solano is not telling the truth about what happened on the day that she was burned. Starbucks stated:
“We have video evidence that clearly contradicts the claims made by the plaintiff and believe they are without merit. We look forward to presenting our case in court. While we are sympathetic to Ms. Salas-Solano and the injuries she sustained, we don’t have any reason to believe our partner (employee) was at fault.”
Salas-Solano is seeking $100,000 in damages from Starbucks.
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