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- Posted on Mar 6th 2013 11:30AM by Jason MacNeil
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According to Showbiz411, the family filed the suit last year but it wasn't until Feb. 13 when the case was cleared to go to a jury trial. The suit was filed by William Clemons, the late musician's brother and father of current E Street Band member Jake Clemons, against Robert J. Jacobson, David W. Dodson and Keith Meyer as well as the Palm Beach Cancer Center.
The suit claims the medical team didn't give Clemons medication known as Lovenox, a short-term blood thinner prior to and after having hand surgery to alleviate his carpal tunnel syndrome. This alleged error is what his family believes led to the "Big Man" suffering a stroke in June 2011. As well, Clemons' widow Victoria found Clarence on the clinic's floor "confused and dysarthric (unable to speak properly)" the day after his hand surgery.
Despite the case going to a jury trial, a judge sealed the case last May in a Palm Beach, Florida court. Lawyers for both sides have not commented on the case.
Clemons died on June 18, 2011 at the age of 69, leaving a huge void in Bruce Springsteen's longtime backing group.
Springsteen and the E Street Band continue their Wrecking Ball world tour next week in Australia before a European tour begins in Oslo, Norway on April 29 and runs through late July.