Jacksonville woman burned by spilled hot coffee wins $100K from Starbucks


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A jury awarded a mother of three $100,000 in damages for burns she suffered when a cup of hot coffee spilled on her in the drive-thru of a Starbucks shop in Jacksonville.

The 20-ounce Venti beverage caused first- and second-degree burns to Joanne Mogavero's mid-section in the July 2014 incident, WKMG reports.

Mogavero​ was awarded money to cover pain and suffering, physical impairment, disfigurement, inconvenience, and loss of capacity for enjoyment of life, according to a new release sent Thursday from her attorney at Morgan and Morgan.

The woman also had $15,000 worth of medical bills as a result of the spill.

“My client didn’t want sympathy from the jury -- she wanted justice -- and the jury gave it to her with its verdict," attorney Steve Earle said. “It was good to see a just result."