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Samantha Picklo sues Dunkin' after she says she was seriously burned by their hot coffee

N.J. woman sues Dunkin' over hot coffee burns 00:52

DELRAN, N.J. - A woman in New Jersey who says she was seriously burned after hot coffee was spilled on her lap is suing Dunkin'. 

Samantha Picklo says it happened last summer at the drive through of a Dunkin' in Delran, in Burlington County. 

She says a worker came outside with her order of three coffees in a coffee tray, but then everything toppled. Her lawsuit claims a stronger cup holder could have prevented her injuries. 

"As he tried to pass it to me before I could even take it from him, I watched as the extra-large cup of coffee just fell forward... and then the other two had fallen right on me," Picklo said. 

"All the industry has to do is have a holder that has higher sides and is more secure," her attorney Paul D'Amato said. 

Picklo spent three days recovering in a burn center. 

The lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages. 

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