NewsAugust 1, 2014 8:56 AM ET9,024 views

Slipknot widow's lawsuit against doctor dismissed

An Iowa judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the widow of Slipknot bass player Paul Gray against his ex-doctor. Paul Gray died in May 2010 after overdosing on drugs in an Iowa hotel room. Brenna Gray filed the lawsuit in February 2014. According to The Des Moines Register, Polk County District Judge Dennis Stovall ruled that Brenna Gray "waited too long" before filing the lawsuit against Dr. Daniel Baldi, a Des Moines doctor who specialized in pain relief. In May, Baldi had been acquitted of seven counts of involuntary manslaughter, including Gray's death. Gray accused Dr. Baldi of failing to save her husband from his drug addictions, including Xanax. However, experts had previously testified that Gray overdosed on heroin and fentanyl, neither of which were provided by Dr. Baldi. The statute of limitations for lawsuits of this type is only two years, but Brenna Gray's lawyer argued that the statute of limitations shouldn't have commenced until Brenna Gray "had reason to believe Baldi caused her husband's death." Judge Stovall felt otherwise and dismissed the case. Footage of Brenna Gray testifying against Dr. Baldi as part of the aforementioned involuntary manslaughter trial can be found below.

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