This case involves a 64-year-old patient that presented to the hospital with severe knee pain. The ER staff contacted the orthopedist on call for instructions on how to manage this patient and they were told to aspirate the knee and drain fluids for cultures. After several failed attempts, the ER contacted the orthopedist again, who instructed them to send the patient home with pain medications. A few days later, the patient sought out the original orthopedist and went to the hospital where the doctor was working. The doctor refused to see the patient and ultimately abandoned the case. The patient went to another orthopedist who rushed the patient into surgery later that week. The patient developed sepsis, respiratory failure, and died shortly after the procedure due to a failure to timely treat the septic knee joint.