Plastic surgeon wants his name cleared for the death of Donda West
Kanye West is the first to admit that his life was forever changed due to the untimely death of his mother. Now, the California surgeon who operated on Donda West in November 2007 wants his name cleared after years of speculation.
Dr. Jan Adams believes he was scapegoated.
“It baffles me when nobody wants to know the truth,” Adams said in an emotional tell-all interview with the NY Daily News. “I think (Kanye) should stand up and tell the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Adams says mistakes made by West’s cousin Stephan Scoggins following Donda’s lengthy liposuction, tummy-tuck and breast-reduction surgery are really what contributed to this tragedy.
“Most people that I run into think she died on the table, they don’t even know this lady was home for a day,” he said. “The truth hasn’t been revealed.”
According to Adams, family member Scoggins — a registered nurse with a Ph.D. in public health — took charge of Donda’s post-surgery care despite his recommendation of a private recovery center.
Adams also charges that despite promises made that there would be adequate supervision, patient monitors were not installed in Donda’s bedroom when she returned home after 5 1/2 hours of surgery. Donda was allegedly left under the care of untrained friends who left her alone to go to a baby shower.
Ultimately, she wound up choking on her own vomit because she was allowed to lie flat on her back in bed, the doctor said.
“She aspirated the food contents into her lungs and that’s that,” explains Adams. “And four minutes later you’re dead. Jimi Hendrix, that’s how he died. It ain’t magical.”
Donda West was pronounced dead at Centinela Freeman hospital on Nov. 10, 2007, after a desperate 911 call from her home in Playa Del Ray, Calif.
Check out a clip from Adams’ interview below.