Dr. Jan Adams, who performed the abdominoplasty and breast reduction on Kanye West's mother before her untimely death, is now speaking out on the incidents that lead to the 58-year-old's death.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Dr. Adams suggests Donda West may have overdosed on Vicodin, which he prescribed for her post-surgery. Adams told the Times, West "probably [had] a rough night," and complained of pain the next morning. That's one speculation on my part."
What may seem like a low blow during this time of tragedy for the West family can also be viewed as Dr. Adams attempt at damage control. The plastic surgeon's livelihood is in jeopardy now that the Medical Board of California is investigating recent reports of alcohol-related arrests and malpractice lawsuits.
"Yes, there have been some malpractice suits," Adams admits. "But 99% of them are what we in this business call nuisance suits."
"There's a level of selfishness that exists, and we as a system are telling people it's OK to think of yourself as a victim. And the real answer is they're not victims."
An autopsy was performed last week, but a full report will not be available for up to eight weeks, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner's office.