Nintendo Killed My Son
from the our-litigious-society. dept
Rule number one if something bad happens to you: figure out how to blame a big company with lots of money and sue them. A woman is now suing Nintendo after her 30-year-old son (who has a history of seizures) had one during a marathon Nintendo playing session, banged his head on a table, and died. While it's certainly unfortunate that someone died, it seems like a bit of a stretch to then go and sue Nintendo. Apparently all Nintendo games carry a huge warning for anyone who has had seizures that they shouldn't play. The article also points out that it's a bit silly to sue for his lost future wages, since this was a 30 year old guy who lived at home and played Nintendo 48 hours a week.