Florida jury to award damages in McDonald’s ‘hot’ nugget lawsuit

TAMPA, Florida (TodayNews) — Broward County jurors are expected to begin deliberating Wednesday on potential damages regarding an alleged hot McNuggets chick that left a 4-year-old girl with severe burns, NBC affiliate WTVJ reported.

In May, the jury returned a split verdict in court, finding McDonald’s and the franchise owner guilty of burns that the girl received in 2019.

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After closing arguments on Wednesday, jurors are expected to debate how much money the family should receive.

The family is asking for $15 million.

The victim’s parents sued Upchurch Foods, Incorporated, a company and franchise, alleging that their daughter suffered second-degree burns from hot nuggets during the Happy Meal.

According to the lawsuit, McNugget allegedly got stuck in a car seat and burned his leg.

During the trial, McDonald’s and the franchise argued that they were not at fault.

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However, the jury found that there were no warnings on the food, which led to the girl’s injuries.

McDonald’s was found guilty of burns back in May.

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