NEWS: Glenn Frey’s Widow Sues Hospital for Negligence
Eagles singer Glenn Frey languished — “sick, sore, lame and disabled’’ — in his final days thanks to shoddy treatment by Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Hospital, a new lawsuit charges.
Frey’s widow, Cindy, filed a wrongful-death suit targeting the hospital and gastroenterologist Dr. Steven Itzkowitz, saying they were negligent in their treatment of her late husband’s ulcerative colitis in October and November 2015.
The doctor also failed to “promptly and properly assess the patient for respiratory issues” and ignored an infection, according to court papers.
The famous 67-year-old musician died in January 2016 from complications from the colitis and rheumatoid arthritis, the Manhattan Supreme Court suit notes.
His widow 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 suit says.
The family’s lawyer declined comment.
The hospital and doctor did not immediately return messages seeking comment.
By Julia Marsh