Glenn Frey: Widow Sues Hospital for Wrongful Death

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Cindy Frey, the widow of the late Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey, has filed a lawsuit against New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital and the doctor whose care he was under, according to online news reports. Singer and guitarist Glenn Frey died in January 2016.

In her lawsuit, Cindy Frey “accused the hospital and gastroenterologist Steven Itzkowitz of negligence for failing to properly treat her late husband’s ulcerative colitis, diagnose and treat infection, and advise of the risks and side effects from treatment,” according to an article published by the Reuters syndicate.

Cindy Frey claims in her legal action that her husband, who was under the care of Itzkowitz from October to November 2015, languished without proper treatment and that the doctor failed to “promptly and properly assess the patient for respiratory issues” during that time. She also states in the suit that Itzkowitz ignored an infection, according to court papers.

Language in the filed papers states, “As a result of the foregoing acts of negligence, 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.”

Frey is suing for unspecified damages. “As a result of his death, his family was deprived of his care, guidance and support, and they have suffered pecuniary damage,” the lawsuit says.

As of today (Jan. 17), neither the Frey family nor the hospital and doctor have made any additional public statements regarding the legal issues.

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Following Frey’s death the surviving Eagles—Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit and Joe Walsh—at first stated that the band would not continue. Since then, however, they have regrouped and performed several high-profile concerts, with Frey’s son Deacon taking his late father’s place. Country star Vince Gill has also been performing with the band. A tour is set to begin March 14 in Chicago, with dates set through July.

See the current Eagles tour dates here.

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