The family of 9-month-old girl who burned coffee at a resort in California, will pay $6.5 million

The jury of San Diego (CA) awarded nearly $6.5 million to the family of the 9-month-old girl who burned coffee at the resort , Omni La Costa Resort and Spa.

Family Daruvar came there for a vacation from Michigan in may 2016, when the incident occurred.

Three children of the family and their 22-year-old nurse was sitting at the table café in the inner courtyard of the hotel and were having Breakfast when the waiter brought the coffee pot.

The injured girl 9 – month-old Hadley is sitting on a children’s wooden high chair.

According to the evidence presented in court, not the nurse saw that the waiter put a pot of coffee, because at that moment, turned to help the other child correct clothes.

According to the family, a pot of coffee stood within reach of Hadley, which overturned it. At this time my father was somewhere on the site, and the mother went to the bathroom.

Older brother, Hadley, who is now 8 years old, testified at trial and demonstrated how the waiter put the coffee pot in front of his sister.

According to the lawyers of the family, the child had third degree burns requiring multiple operations. When a girl gets older, she will need additional surgery.

Lawyers for the hotel argued that the waiter had placed the coffee pot on the table as directed by the nurse and warned her that coffee is hot. The hotel also laid the blame on the nurse for inadequate childcare, and the parents that the nanny was responsible directly behind three small children.

The jury agreed to pay the family $6.5 million, including medical expenses and moral damages.