SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A Chula Vista couple who say their 4-year-old son was scalded by hot nacho cheese during a visit to Walt Disney World in Florida is suing the entertainment company in federal court in San Diego, alleging negligence.
Sean Cahill, the attorney for Michael and Maria Harris, said they filed the suit after months of trying to resolve the case out of court.
A Disney representative said it would be inappropriate to comment on pending litigation, adding that it's unfortunate when any child is injured.
Cahill said the accident occurred last March 17 during the family's first trip to Disney World. The attorney said 4-year-old Isaiah Harris sat down to dinner in an unsteady chair and grabbed a table so he wouldn't fall.
The boy's hand caught a food tray and a cup of nacho cheese flew onto his face, burning his upper lip and other spots, Cahill said, adding that his clients worry that their son's lip will be permanently scarred.
According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in San Diego, there was no effort on Disney's part to regulate and monitor the temperature of nacho cheese being served to young children.
The boy's parents did not request a specific damage amount in their lawsuit.