According to The Des Moines Register, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday, February 16 in the lawsuit filed against a Des Moines pain doctor in the fatal overdose of SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray. The seven justices will listen to attorneys representing Gray‘s estate and Dr. Daniel Baldi, who was accused of causing the deaths of Gray and eight others with his careless prescription habits.
The question to be decided on Tuesday is how much time survivors have to file a lawsuit if they suspect a family member’s death was caused by negligence or some other wrongful action by a doctor.
Paul Gray was found dead on May 24, 2010 after overdosing on drugs in a hotel room in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa, where he and SLIPKNOT were based. Brenna filed her suit on February 14, 2014.
Brenna Gray‘s lawyer, Bruce Stoltze, argued that the statute of limitations shouldn’t have started until Gray had reason to believe Baldi caused her husband’s death, but the judge disagreed.
Baldi was acquitted in May 2014 of seven criminal counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Paul was 38 years old at the time of his death. He left behind his widow and a daughter, October, who was born three months after his passing.
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