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.
As a result, “Glenn Frey was rendered sick, sore, lame and disabled,” and suffered pain and mental anguish prior to his Jan. 18, 2016 death, according to the complaint filed in a New York state court in Manhattan.
Frey had been under Itzkowitz’s care from Oct. 19, 2015 to November 2015, the complaint said.
He died of complications from acute ulcerative colitis, pneumonia and rheumatoid arthritis, The Eagles have said.
Mount Sinai spokeswoman Lucia Lee said the hospital does not comment on pending litigation. Eric Turkewitz, a lawyer for Cindy Frey, declined to elaborate on the lawsuit’s substance.
The complaint seeks unspecified damages for Cindy Frey, who had three children with her late husband and oversees his estate.
It was filed shortly before the expiration of New York’s two-year statute of limitations for wrongful death cases.
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