Boca Raton Woman Sues Starbucks Over Hot Water Incident

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CLAIM: Miriam Engel Ordered A ‘Tall Pike Pour Over’ And A Side Cup Of Hot Water. Then Something Went Wrong On Military Trail.

A Boca Raton woman is suing Starbucks after an alleged hot water incident at its location on Military Trail in Boca. (Image: Courtesy Starbucks).

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Boca Raton resident Miriam Engel is suing Starbucks after what she alleges was a serious incident at the chain’s location at 6950 N. Military Trail in Boca Raton.

According to the complaint obtained by BocaNewsNow.com, Engel ordered a “tall pike pour over coffee and a side cup of hot water from Defendant, Starbucks.” The Barista, according to the suit, “handed the cup of hot water to the Plaintiff at which point the lid popped off and scalding hot water spilled on to the Plaintiff’s chest, hand, and arm causing 2nd degree burns.”

Attorneys for Engel claim, “the Starbucks Barista negligently failed to safely and adequately secure the lid to the hot water intended for the Plaintiff, Miriam Engel.”

The suit also claims that Engel, “sustained bodily injury and resulting pain, suffering disability, scarring, physical impairment, aggravation or/exacerbation of a pre-existing condition, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, expenses of hospitalization, medical care, and rehabilitation are. These losses have occurred in the past and are either permanent or continuing in nature and Plaintiff, Miriam Engel, will continue to suffer these losses in the future.”

Engel seeks in excess of $30,000 — the statutory minimum for filing in Palm Beach County Circuit Court. She is represented by the Law Offices of Robert Selig in Boca Raton. Starbucks had not filed a response as of 6 a.m. Friday morning. Read the complete filing, below. The alleged incident occurred on September 6th.



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