Leaf's Cody Ceci being sued by burn victim of freak accident

According to the Ottawa Citizen's Aedan Helmer, Cody Ceci and his partner Jamie Thompson are being sued by a guest from a May 2018 dinner party.

Hana Engel suffered second- and third-degree burns covering 35 percent of her body as a result of a freak accident at Ceci's house. Thompson allegedly tried refilling a burner on an outdoor tabletop fireplace and accidentally ignited Engel with the flaming substance.
Thompson squirted the ethanol into the burner "without checking to determine if the burner had cooled and/or completely extinguished," causing "flames and ethanol to jet out of the bottle". She then "immediately threw the burning bottle in Hana's direction. Hana's clothing caught fire and she was immediately engulfed in flames." 
Engel was put into a medically induced coma and underwent 18 hours of surgeries and skin grafts over three separate operations. She's seeking $6 million for "loss of income, loss of competitive advantage in the marketplace, and loss of economic opportunities;" $500,000 for "pain and suffering, loss of amenities, and loss of enjoyment of life;" and $300,000 in damages for "loss of housekeeping and homemaking capacity."

Engel's partner and Ceci's former teammate, Jake Cardwell, is also listed as a plaintiff. He's seeking $500,000 for the value of "nursing, attendant care, and other services, along with loss of income;" $200,000 in damages for "loss of care, guidance, and companionship;" and another $200,000 for "nervous shock" and "intentional infliction of mental suffering and emotional distress."

Engel's parents are also seeking compensation and are listed as plaintiffs. They are seeking $700,000 in damages for nursing, attendant care, and other services. Engel's siblings are also seeking $200,000 for similar claims.

The lawsuit adds that Ceci failed to inform himself and Thompson of the hazards, failed to warn the invited guests and failed to keep his premises safe. It also claims both Thompson and Ceci were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

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