Supreme Court Clears Doctor in Death of Slipknot Bassist

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Dr. Daniel Baldi

Dr. Daniel Baldi

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled in the wrongful death lawsuit of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray.

Gray’s widow, Brenna Gray, sued Dr. Daniel Baldi as well as several medical care providers, claiming they were all negligent in treating Gray during his substance abuse.

He died as a result of an overdose in May 2010.

The Court ruled Brenna Gray could not receive spousal compensation because she filed her suit more than two years after her husband’s death.

The Court also ruled the wrongful death lawsuit also exceeded Iowa’s statute of limitations.

However, Brenna was pregnant at the time with Gray’s daughter and the Court ruled that child may be eligible for parental compensation even though she wasn’t born yet at the time of Gray’s death.

The Court will have further proceeding to determine the parental lawsuit.

Baldi was cleared of all criminal charges after the state charged him with manslaughter in the overdose deaths of Gray and six other patients in May of 2014.