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Asked on: 3/05/13, 8:37 am

A waitress employed at Defendant’s restaurant spills hot coffee on the Plaintiff’s lap, resulting in first-degree burns. When plaintiff jumps up, she strikes her knee on an adjoining stool, requiring her leg to be put in a cast. Because of her obesity and neurotic anxiety, plaintiff is disabled for 8 months. If the normal recovery time is 1 to 2 weeks, should defendant be held liable for the full extent of damages?

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Answered on: 3/05/13, 8:58 am by Ken Gober (Austin TX)

This sounds like a law school question. There are two primary issues: proximate cause and the egg shell plaintiff rule.

I am happy to speak with the injured party to discuss recovery.


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