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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Heat is On in Glenn Frey Wrongful Death Suit

Q: What constitutes medical malpractice?

When the Eagles tour returns to Madison Square Garden this fall, one of the band’s members will be noticeably absent. That’s because about two years ago, in a hospital just a short subway ride from the arena, the late co-founder of the Eagles, Glenn Frey, died.

Just prior to the statute of limitations running out his widow reportedly commenced a wrongful death lawsuit in New Yorkagainst the hospital and a gastroenterologist for the treatment he received during the last few months of his life.

In New York, medical malpractice which may result in injury or wrongful death, can often occur as a result of such things as:

  • negligence on the part of a hospital or any other doctor or healthcare worker who fails to follow accepted standards of practice
  • gastroenterology errors
  • post-surgical infection
  • lack of informed consent
  • and much more.

The lawsuit reportedly claims the defendants were negligent 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", all of which rendered the victim "sick, sore, lame, and disabled, and caused him to suffer "pain and mental anguish" prior to his death from "complications from acute ulcerative colitis, pneumonia and rheumatoid arthritis."

The Eagles’ manager had been quoted just after Frey’s death as saying "Frey’s illnesses were partly caused by the medication he was taking for his rheumatoid arthritis", which he had reportedly suffered from for over 15 years prior to his death.

If the doctor and/or hospital is found to have been negligent and that negligence resulted in death, the closest surviving family members of the victim may be entitled to recover damages through the wrongful death lawsuit.

Wrongful death lawsuits are complicated so it's best to seek legal counsel as soon as possible to determine which family members may have standing to sue and what damages they may be entitled to recover. Generally, the final medical and funeral expenses of the victim are recoverable, in addition to damages for the victim’s pain and suffering and various financial and other losses to the survivors as a result of the victim’s death, all of which differ on a case-by-case basis.

If you or a loved one has been injured, or a loved one has been killed, as a result of medical malpractice or any other negligence by another person or entity, the Goldstein Law Firm can help maximize the compensation to which you may be entitled. Contact us today for a free consultation.

From our offices in the Bronx, New York, we represent the injured and their families throughout New York State as well as those injured while visiting New York.


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