'Unconsciously indifferent' hotel waiter spilled coffee on wedding reception guest, suit alleges

By John Suayan | Feb 19, 2019

HOUSTON – A multinational hospitality company has been sued by a Fort Bend County woman after she had coffee allegedly spilled on her at a wedding reception last year, recent Harris County District Court records show.

Juliet Obianuju Nwameme filed a lawsuit against Hilton Worldwide, Inc., doing business as Hilton Hotel Post Oak and Doubletree Hotel Post Oak, on Feb. 15 in the Harris County 80th District Court. The Apr. 14, 2018 incident occurred at the defendant’s business located at 2001 Post Oak Blvd. in Houston, according to the complaint.

Nwameme says the waiter who spilled the beverage on her was “unconsciously indifferent to the fact that he was carrying a tray of hot coffee,” asserting that she was inundated from head to toe.

“The burned plaintiff screamed and reacted to the hot liquid burning her flesh,” court documents say. “The plaintiff squirmed, hit her head on something (believed to be a table) as she forcefully fell to the floor in reaction to the burn trauma.”

Several guests reportedly saw what happened and came to her rescue. First responders were called to the hotel to tend to the complainant, who adds that she “lost her wedding ring in the chaos.”

Nwameme claims that she sustained impaired vision in addition to her burns.

Consequently, the plaintiff seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

She is represented by Patrick O. Chukelu of the Law Office of Patrick Chukelu in Houston.

Harris County 80th District Court Case No. 2019-11729

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