Woman claims Cowboys bench caused burns

A Texas woman filed a lawsuit saying she suffered third-degree burns from sitting on a bench outside Cowboys Stadium.

A Cleburne, Texas woman hopes to put the Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones on the hot seat after getting burned herself.

According to dallasnews.com, the woman, Jennelle Carrillo, filed a lawsuit in Tarrant County saying she suffered third-degree burns, mental anguish, physical pain and disfigurement from sitting on a bench outside Cowboys Stadium.

The lawsuit states that she sat on the black marble bench before entering a Cowboys scrimmage at the stadium in August of 2010.

The lawsuit describes the bench as being "openly exposed to the extremely hot August sun" and said Carrillo required skin grafts to treat her burns.

"No signs were posted at or near the bench warning it was too hot for persons to sit," the lawsuit states.

The lawsuit goes on to demand a jury trial to recover court fees, damages and interest.

The Cowboys have not responded to the suit.

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