Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case The Estate of Paul Dedrick Gray, et al. v. Daniel J. Baldi,
et al. during a special evening session Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the supreme
court courtroom on the fourth floor of the Judicial Branch Building, 1111 East
Court Ave., in Des Moines, Iowa. The session begins at 7 p.m., and is open to
wife and minor child are appealing the district court’s summary judgement
dismissing their petition alleging medical malpractice due to the defendant
physician's excessive or conflicting prescribing of pain medications that
resulted in Gray’s wrongful death. The plaintiffs contend the district court
erred by finding their claims were barred by Iowa’s two-year statute of
limitations, and that the court erred in ruling that an unborn child could not
recover for loss of parental consortium under the limitations of actions
chapter of the Iowa Code.
who was a
musician best known as the bassist and one
of the founding members of the Grammy Award-winning metal band,
Slipknot, died May 24, 2010, from an overdose of morphine, according to
autopsy results. At
the time, his wife was pregnant with the couple’s daughter.
The appellant brief can be found at this link. The
appellee brief and appellant reply brief are available at appellee and appellant.
will be streamed live from the Iowa Judicial Branch website, which can be
accessed here. A public reception with
the supreme court justices will follow the oral arguments on the second floor
of the Judicial Branch Building.