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The myth of the frivolous lawsuit continues.

A radio commentator reporting on a lawsuit filed against Starbucks by a man who suffered third degree burns from coffee characterized the suit as “frivolous” without considering the facts of the case.

The insurance companies and corporations have created the perception that most personal injury lawsuits are frivolous, and they use the McDonald’s coffee lawsuit as proof. But the untold and forgotten story in that case is that the plaintiff, 79-year-old Stella Lieback suffered horrible third-degree burns that required lengthy and painful treatment.

As attorneys representing injured people, we ought to be doing everything we can to debunk these myths.

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