Subway Soup Severely Burns Woman, Lawsuit Claims

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Claudia Vargas, 23, says she was burned by soup.
​A Miami-Dade woman says that the soup she bought from Subway scalded her thigh, hip, and buttocks so extensively that she had to rush to the hospital -- and undergo emergency treatment for second-degree burns, according to a recently filed lawsuit.  

On July 30, Claudia Vargas purchased soup and a sub from the Hollywood sandwich store, located at 6582 Taft St.

When she returned to her car, she tried to take the soup out of the bag. But the container was too full and the lid was not attached correctly, so the soup spilled on her lap, Vargas says. 

Because the soup was extremely hot, 23-year old Vargas says that she suffered from second-degree burns that will leave her with permanent scarring.

The Pulp has acquired a photo of Vargas' injuries, but has posted it after the jump because of the disturbing nature of the image. 
Vargas' burns.
​Richard Lydecker, the lawyer representing Subway, says that his client did nothing wrong. 

"The investigation is still ongoing, but this soup was not any hotter than soup served normally," Lydecker tells the Pulp. "There was nothing special about this soup." 

Lydecker insiststhat the soup was cooked and served at a reasonable temperature.

"I mean, soup is hot. And people want their soup hot. You're not supposed to spill it on yourself. My client just wanted to serve a good tasting, hot soup. He looks forward to exonerating himself in court."

Still, Vargas stands by her claim, and insists that Subway was negligent in how it prepped, marketed, and served her the soup.

Medical records furnished to the Pulp by Vargas' representative confirm that Vargas had to go to the emergency room after the accident, where she was given antibiotics, a tetanus shot, and topical ointment for the wounds.

A plastic surgeon who examined Vargas shortly after the accident has said that chances for full recovery are grim: The burns will take at least 6 months to heal. And, "despite laser intervention, the patient will always have some residual scarring," medical documents note. 

Vargas thinks that this could have been avoided if Subway hadn't served overly hot soup -- or if she'd had some kind of warning that the soup would be scalding and hazardous.  

Vargas is suing Subway, in hopes of getting money for her medical bills. 


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oopik
oopik

I am still trying to puzzle out what I'm looking at in this picture. Is this a knee and leg, a stomach, or what? And why take the soup out of the bag in the car? I mean, I get takeout soup all the time...I don't get to my car and think, gee, I really need a hit of that soup. This type of person is the kind that strains a milkshake looking for a strawberry they could choke on.

Calvin
Calvin

I bought a knife and cut my hand. Sue Ikea. Dumbass girl trying to steal money out of her own failure.

pcircus
pcircus

How big was the cup of soup?  

John Holmes
John Holmes

You should be ashamed of yourself.  That could be your sister.

But, then again, I banged her last night and she didn't have any burns.  BTW, tell her she owes me $100.

Justice
Justice

Scumbags and their Dirtbag Lawers out to make a buck off of an honest business.Next, Man and Dirtbag Lawer file Lawsuit against home depot because the hammer the man bought was to hard and he smashed his finger driving a nail.Damn i hate stupid people. This dumb bitch should be aborted as she is a burden on society.

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Steven
Steven

Another piece of trash looking to cash out.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Oh a side note... She has a nice curvy tushy.  If you are into that sort of thing (David Cody, you can look the other way).

JOEYPAD1
JOEYPAD1

i have spilled hot soup on myself and never incurred burns like that if its true picture taken 10 days after incident..something looks fishy..trying to make quick buck

FQS9000
FQS9000

Apparently this fool thinks that she can pour hot food on herself and not get burned.  She should be banned from drinking coffee and tea.  She would also be shocked to find out that you can drown in swimming pools and the ocean.  It's shocking the hazards out there for dummies.  Somebody should have to pay, after all, who could have guessed that hot soup would actually be HOT!  She deserves to have training wheels bolted onto her spine in case she forgets to pick up her feet when climbing the stairs. 

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

"The investigation is still ongoing, but this lava soup was not any hotter than lava soup served normally," Lydecker told the Pulp. "There was nothing special about this lava soup."

Victoria Bekiempis
Victoria Bekiempis

As always, Chaz, thank you for commenting and being such an active reader and participant on our blogs. 

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Maybe that's how Jason lost 200 pounds... They melted it away with the "soup laser."

Thanks for the kind words.

Chaz
Chaz

You mean my fiancé?

Victoria Bekiempis
Victoria Bekiempis

The photo, I should note, was taken 10 days after the accident. I didn't have room to mention that in the cutline...

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