How do you not realize you’re suffering third-degree burns?
Jennelle Carrillo, who lives in Cleburne, is suing the Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones over third-degree burns she suffered on her buttocks after sitting on a black marble bench at Cowboys Stadium two years ago while waiting for the debut Blue & Silver scrimmage.
Carrillo was hospitalized and had to have skin grafts, according to a lawsuit filed in a Tarrant County civil court late last week.
“It was hot enough to produce third-degree burns through her clothing that day,” said Mike Wash, the Austin attorney representing Carrillo. “She did not stay for the scrimmage. I’m surprised there aren’t more reports of burn injuries from sitting on those dark black benches.”
Rich Dalrymple, a spokesman for the Dallas Cowboys, said it is policy not to comment on litigation.
The high temperature was 101 degrees that day. A reminder of what third-degree burns mean:
Third-degree burns go through the dermis and affect deeper tissues. They result in white or blackened, charred skin that may be numb.