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    Default Actor Is Suing Nintendo After Suffering Heart Problems

    When actor Parker Mills stepped into a Donkey Kong costume to promote the launch of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D at the Los Angeles Zoo last year, he most likely assumed the job would be a piece of cake — after all, what's better than being the mighty Kong for a day, right?
    However, Mills ended up earning more than just his pay-check for the gig. He suffered an aortic dissection for his troubles — the tearing of aortic walls — which meant he had to undergo major heart surgery and get a permanent defibrillator installed.
    Mills is now suing Nintendo, claiming that unsafe working conditions contributed to his illness. He says he was denied proper breaks and wasn't given the ice packs which would have helped him remain cool while working in blistering LA heat. He also says that Nintendo was supposed to provide him with an official escort to assist in his activities, but this never happened.
    While the situation might sound comical on paper, Mills has clearly suffered an incredible hardship and received life-changing injuries as a result of taking on this job. It remains to be seen if Nintendo itself will ultimately be held accountable — our friends at Eurogamer have contacted the company, but it has declined to comment.

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    Like the fact that happens is just astonishing. It's always gotta be nintendo who gets sued, reasons why they should be doing a ptp(pay to play).

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    I don't see how wearing a Donkey Kong costume made him have an aortic dissection or how Nintendo is responsible for it.

    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c...s/con-20032930

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellijah View Post
    I don't see how wearing a Donkey Kong costume made him have an aortic dissection or how Nintendo is responsible for it.

    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c...s/con-20032930
    Well understand what you are getting at, and most likely it was from high blood pressure. He was in a nintendo costume at the time, so it's easy just to assume it was nintendo.

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    Wow what the hell.

    This is something you don't see every day.

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    Take a look at Disney world then this case.

    Disney workers work 8+ hours, they have specific people and rolls for each job. Custom wearers have secret tunnels to escape to when they need to cool down or breaks. They're also allowed cooling vests for certain costumes that are provided by Disney.

    This guy has a valid argument that about mistreatment is a cause to his heart problems. If he worked a certain amount of hours in that suit without breaks between the hour, the Donkey Kong suit which I could only compare it to the big stuffed Mickey suit at Disney, of course he's going to have health problems.

    Dehydration, not having a break to have food in your stomach, and extreme heat: this will do it for you. Surprised he didn't die, he'll win this case.

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