This case involves an overweight 55-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital with complaints of chest pain. On the same day, she underwent aortic valve replacement and coronary bypass surgery. An IV was started in her arm and remained in her arm for a week. No fluids or medications were administered to the patient through the arm IV during this time period. During this time, the patient frequently complained of pain in and around the IV. It was alleged that no measures were taken at that time to stop the pain. The patient finally requested that the IV be removed. Following IV removal, the patient was diagnosed with sepsis, allegedly due to the line. The patient died secondary to the sepsis.