I get that the lawsuit happened because they refused to compensate, but she could have sought enough to cover. Instead it was "maximum possible damages". Why? Because she could. That's how it is in every court case. Maximum possible damages. SO many court cases with overlapping charges trying to seek damages. I actually have had personal experience with that. Everyone tries to bleed everyone else dry of as much as they can. Her medical bills and compensation for her troubles weren't worth what she made off of the case.
"The jury damages included $160,000 to cover medical expenses and compensatory damages and $2.7 million in punitive damages."
"the $10,500 in medical bills"
Yea sure, she deserved plenty for McDonalds refusing to compensate her. That much 20 years ago? $3 million for $10.5k in bills.
My point in this is people are so quick to place as much blame and get as much as they can out of other people and refuse to accept responsibility for things themselves. You do something stupid, consequences can occur.
I'm mostly just baffled by your arbitrary hatred for the burned old woman, tbh. Do you honestly believe a 79 year old woman was in it for the money?