Glenn Frey's Widow Sues Hospital for Wrongful Death

Glenn Frey of the Eagles
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Glenn Frey of the Eagles performs at Philips Arena on Feb. 24, 2014 in Atlanta.

Cindy Frey is accusing Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and gastroenterologist Steven Itzkowitz of negligence.

Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey's widow has filed a lawsuit against Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan over its treatment of the musician before his death in 2016 at the age of 67. 

As Reuters reports, Cindy Frey is accusing the hospital and gastroenterologist Steven Itzkowitz of negligence that rendered him "sick, sore, lame and disabled," causing him pain and mental anguish leading up to his death. In the suit, she claims the hospital and Itzkowitz failed to properly treat her husband's ulcerative colitis, diagnose and treat infection and advise of the risks and side effects from treatment.

According to the complaint, Glenn Frey was under Itzkowitz's care from Oct. 19. 2015, to November 2015. 

Glenn Frey died on Jan. 18, 2016, due to complications from acute ulcerative colitis, pneumonia and rheumatoid arthritis. Following Glenn Frey's death, Eagles manager Irving Azoff said that Frey's illnesses were partly caused by the medication he was taking for his rheumatoid arthritis.

"The colitis and pneumonia were side effects from all the meds," Azoff said in an interview with The Wrap. "He died from complications of ulcer and colitis after being treated with drugs for his rheumatoid arthritis which he had for over 15 years."

Cindy Frey's lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. She had three children with her late husband and oversees his estate. 

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