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Court will consider conduct of Slipknot bassist’s doctor on behalf of his daughter

By | Published on Monday 9 May 2016


Court officials in Iowa are allowing the daughter of late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray to sue over the loss of her father, in litigation that targets a doctor who treated the musician.

As previously reported, Gray’s wife Brenna previously attempted to sue Dr Daniel Baldi over her husband’s 2010 death as a result of an accidental drug overdose, claiming the doctor was negligent in his treatment of the Slipknot man’s addictions. But the lawsuit was dismissed because she had taken too long to go legal.

However, with the couple’s daughter, who wasn’t born at the time of Gray’s death, the law allows more flexibility on any time-lag between incident and litigation, because she is under eight. Though, according to the Associated Press, Baldi’s lawyers argued that because Gray’s daughter was actually unborn at the time of his passing, that principle should not in fact apply. But the court did not concur.

Baldi has previously been acquitted over allegations of involuntary manslaughter in relation to Gray’s death, but his treatment of the musician is now set to get new scrutiny in the civil courts thanks to last week’s ruling. The case will return to the Polk County District Court.