Glenn Frey's widow files wrongful death lawsuit

News 18/01/2018

It's been two years since Eagles co-founder and music legend, Glenn Frey passed away.

Two years on his widow, Cindy is taking legal action against his hospital and doctor.

She filed the suit against Mount Sinai Hospital and gastroenterologist Steven itzkowitz, accusing them of failing to properly diagnose and treat the issues that led to his death.

Rolling Stone reported that her suit alleges that, during the month or so that the Eagles guitarist was in itzkowitz's care in late 2015, he and the hospital failed to "promptly and properly treat [Frey's] ulcerative colitis and associated symptoms and diseases of the bowel." In addition, they overlooked respiratory issues and an infection, for which he should have been hospitalised.

The official cause of Frey's death on January 18, 2016 was "complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia."

"As a result of the foregoing acts of negligence," the suit states, "Glenn Frey was rendered sick, lame and disabled, suffered injuries, pain, mental anguish, was compelled to seek medical care and attention, incurred expenses thereof, and was permanently injured and disabled until the time of his death."

She is seeking unspecified damages for pain and suffering, wrongful death and the loss of services of a spouse. 

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock