This case involves a middle-aged male patient in Iowa who presented to the emergency room for atrial fibrillation as well as a suspected heart attack. The patient underwent treatment with the placement of a coronary stent, and was placed in a hospital room to recover from the procedure. During this time, the patient was given an IV drip of saline solution. The nurse allegedly failed to locate the IV needle in the patient’s vein, who immediately complained of a burning pain at the injection site. Over the next week, the patient developed a gangrenous infection at the site of the injection that eventually necessitated the amputation of his left hand.