A lawsuit has been filed in Wilkes Superior Court over a March 30, 2018, incident at a Wilkesboro restaurant that left a child with burns.

The suit was filed by Santania and Josh Greene of the Ronda area, parents of the child, now 4.

According to the suit, the Greene family was sitting at table at Plaza Del Sol restaurant for lunch when a female employee of the restaurant dropped a hot skillet with hot food balanced on the employee’s arm while carrying other food as well.

The suit said the hot skillet and food fell between the child’s back and the back of his child seat. The child wasn’t able to get away from the hot skillet and food against his back because he was buckled in.

The suit said the child was burned on his back, neck and lower arm and that Santania Greene burned her hand getting the hot skillet off of her son.

The suit said the child suffered second- and third-degree burns and was transported by Wilkes Emergency Medical Services to Brenner’s Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem. It said he has permanent scarring and disfigurement on his back and arms and will require follow-up visits with his surgeon at least every two years to monitor the scarring and determine if more surgery is needed.

The suit accuses Plaza Del Sol of negligence and seeks an unidentified amount exceeding $150,000 for all medical bills and other expenses, for injuries the child and his mother received and for the emotional distress the child’s mother and father experienced.

The Greenes are represented by attorneys Jay Vannoy and Brandon York. No answer has been filed.

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