Clarence Clemons Claiming Malpractice in Big Man’s Death
Clarence Clemons' brother -- William Clemons -- and the father of Bruce Springsteen's current sax player, Jake Clemons -- has filed suit against his late brother's medical team. Roger Friedman's Showbiz411.com reported that the suit against the Palm Beach Cancer Center and three physicians has been approved to go forward in a jury trial. William Clemons alleges that "the medical team involved may have made a mistake by advising that Clarence off of blood thinners when he had surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. By doing so, and not giving him intermediary blood thinners, they could have caused his stroke."
After Clarence's 2011 death, his widow Victoria Clemons, told Rolling Stone: "Shortly before the stroke, Clarence lost sensation in his index finger and his thumb. He had carpal tunnel surgery performed. He was seriously concerned about the ability to play sax again."