William Romine went to the emergency room at St. Joseph-Mount Sterling hospital in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, after cutting his hand with a pair of scissors while trying to unclog a bottle of Gorilla Glue. . Romine was not immediately seen at St. Joseph-Mount Sterling because no beds were available. Unsatisfied with having to wait, he left to go to another hospital in Winchester, Kentucky. During the trip to the second hospital, Romine decided to return back to St. Joseph-Mount Sterling, where he was again told there were no available beds. A short while later Romine received treatment to temporarily stop the bleeding. St. Joseph-Mount Sterling determined that it was unable to treat the injury and Romine was airlifted to another hospital where his bleeding was stopped by the placement of sutures.