The embattled plastic surgeon who operated on the mother of rapper Kanye West a day before she died has surrendered his medical license, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
Jan Adams, MD, handed over his medical license nearly two years after the Medical Board of California sought to revoke or suspend his license because of multiple alcohol-related convictions. He was not accused of wrongdoing in the Nov. 9, 2007 surgery of Donda West.
His license to practice medicine had already been suspended since June 25, 2008. One day later, he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving with a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.08 percent, to which he pled no contest. He began a yearlong sentence in a California jail on Feb. 6 and was denied the opportunity to renew his medical license because of his failure to comply with a family support order.
Upon the surrender of his license, Adams can no longer practice medicine in California. Under state law, Adams can reapply for his license in three years after proving that he has resolved his drinking problem.
According to the coroner’s report, West, 58, “died from some preexisting coronary artery disease and multiple postoperative factors following surgery,” including pain-control medication and the tight bandaging of her chest, which may have restricted her breathing.
[Source: Los Angeles Times]