Suit: Woman Scalded By Restaurant's Lasagna

Nick Young
April 04, 2018 - 8:56 pm

ORLAND PARK (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A diner is taking an Orland Park restaurant to court over burns she claims were the result of very hot food.

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court, Theresa Thomas says one of her hands was severely burned by “piping hot” marinara sauce that unexpectedly squirted out of her lasagna at Osteria Ottimo Ristorante on La Grange Road.

The suit says the burn was so serious that Thomas has been unable to work since the December incident. 

Thomas claims the restaurant was negligent. The Chicago Tribune says she's seeking damages in excess of $50,000 -- plus attorneys' fees.