Mother blames infant's burns on Saltgrass waitstaff

By John Suayan | Dec 21, 2016

GALVESTON – A Missouri woman is suing Saltgrass, Inc. and Landry’s, Inc. after her infant daughter allegedly sustained burns from a hot condiment while they dined at one of defendants’ establishments.

In a lawsuit filed Dec. 9 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas, Alexandria Knight alleges that the respondents’ employees at Saltgrass Steakhouse in Galveston placed a “scalding-hot metal pan filled with near-boiling barbeque sauce” near the child, who was seated in a high chair.

The sauce instantly burned the girl’s hand and then caused it to form blisters, the original petition says.

J.K., as she is identified in court papers, was then taken to the nearby University of Texas Medical Branch trauma center for emergency treatment.

She received follow-up care from Shriners Hospitals for Children – Galveston until she was stable enough to travel back to Missouri, the suit states.

Per her mother, the medical attention resulted in substantial expenses. The suit further claims that J.K.’s wounds “required excruciatingly painful cleansing and wrapping of the wounds which constantly invoked bouts of uncontrollable crying and discomfort.”

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney Clifford D. Peel, II of the law firm Smith Peel in Houston is representing the plaintiffs.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 3:16-CV-0344

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