DesMoinesRegister.com is claiming that Doctor Daniel Baldi (a Des Moines physician) has been charged with eight counts of involuntary manslaughter for allegedly prescribing large amounts of narcotic painkillers to patients who later died of overdoses. One of his patients was the late great Paul Gray from SLIPKNOT!
Doctor Daniel Baldi, who helped run an Iowa Health System pain clinic, is accused of "unintentionally causing the death of Paul Gray
by the commission of an act likely to cause death or serious injury,
to-wit, continually [writing] high-dose prescription narcotics to a
known drug addict from [December 27, 2005] until his death," according
to charging documents released at the doctor's court hearing today.
The doctor's lawyer, Guy Cook, told DesMoinesRegister.com his client plans to vigorously fight the charges.
is unprecedented to turn unfortunate deaths or medical results into a
crime against a doctor," the lawyer said. "Unexpected deaths can occur
in severe, chronic pain patients, unrelated to medical treatment. This
is especially true with patients who are drug addicts or drug abusers."
On May 24, 2010, Paul Dedrick Gray was found dead
today by a hotel worker at a hotel in Urbandale hotel room in Iowa. Paul died from an accidental overdose of morphine and fentanyl, and had also shown signs of "significant heart disease".
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