Woman files lawsuit against Cowboys, Jerry Jones for 'burns to buttocks'

Jannelle Carrillo claims she was burned from bench outside Cowboys Stadium

Published On: Aug 30 2012 03:28:54 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 17 2012 04:24:52 AM CDT
DALLAS -

The Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones are being sued by a North Texas woman named Jennelle Carrillo who claims she received severe burns to her buttocks after she sat on a bench outside Cowboys Stadium.

The lawsuit filed in Tarrant County states Carrillo sat on the bench in August 2010 before a team scrimmage and temperatures that day were reported at 100 degrees.

According to the lawsuit, Carrillo alleges the bench was "uncovered and exposed to the extremely hot August sun. The combination of the nature of the black, marble bench and hot sunlight caused the bench to become extremely hot and unreasonably dangerous." As a result, the lawsuit states Carrillo "suffered third-degree burns to her buttocks."

CBSDFW reports Carrillo's attorney, Micheal Wash, claims his client has had to undergo skin grafts, suffer mental anguish, physical pain and disfigurement as a result of the burns.

The lawsuit states Carrillo is not seeking specific damages, but would like a jury trial, and damages decided by said jury. Cowboys Stadium, L.P., the Dallas Cowboys Football Club LTD, and Jerry Jones are all named as defendants.