Contact Us

Late Slipknot Bassist’s Doctor Charged in Prescription Drug Deaths

Jo Hale, Getty Images

The Des Moines Register is reporting that the doctor of late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray is being charged with prescription drug deaths. Gray died of a prescription drug overdose on May 24, 2010.

Dr. Daniel Baldi is charged with eight counts of involuntary manslaughter. The doctor allegedly prescribed large amounts of narcotic painkillers to patients who died of overdoses, including Gray. Involuntary manslaughter is an aggravated misdemeanor under Iowa law.

Patients including Gray sought help from Baldi at the Iowa Health System pain clinic. That clinic closed suddenly at the end of June. According to court documents, Dr. Baldi unintentionally caused Gray’s death by writing “high-dose prescription narcotics to a known drug addict” starting on December 27, 2005.

Baldi faces four medical malpractice lawsuits, including three wrongful death suits. The three deaths in those lawsuits were among the eight cited in the criminal charges. The Iowa Board of Medicine also filed administrative charges against Baldi last month. Among the administrative charges, the board alleges that the doctor wrote prescriptions for large amounts of narcotics without properly assessing patient need.

Dr. Baldi is fighting the charges. If convicted of all criminal counts, Baldi could face up to 16 years in prison.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://noisecreep.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!