Donda West, the mother of record producer and rapper Kanye West, died on Saturday night at Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center in Marina del Ray, California due to what may have been surgical complications.
Donda West, 58, had just undergone plastic surgery performed by Beverly Hills Dr. Jan Adams. Adams says he performed breast reduction surgery and a tummy tuck on West. He claims, however, that he didn’t do anything wrong and that her death could have been a result of other medical issues. He thinks that she died because of massive vomiting, a heart attack, or a pulmonary embolism.
Autopsy results are expected this week. Preliminary information, however, indicate that Donda West could have died from “complications of surgery.”
Another Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Andre Aboolian, says that Kanye West’s mother spoke with him months ago about having plastic surgery. He refused to perform the procedure because she had a pre-existing condition that could cause her to have a heard attack if she underwent surgery. He told her that she needed to get medical clearance before he would perform the surgery. He never heard back from her.
If you suspect that you were injured or someone you love has died because of any kind of medical malpractice——including plastic surgery malpractice—you should speak with a medical malpractice lawyer immediately.
Common kinds of cosmetic surgeries include:
• Facial scar revision
• Plastic surgery
• Hair replacement
• Breast implants
• Face lifts
• Tummy tucks
Cosmetic surgery errors can lead to serious injuries or wrongful death. A person who is seriously injured because of plastic surgery may experience permanent scarring or disfigurement and suffer from emotional trauma, chronic pain, and psychological trauma. If physical appearance has a bearing on a patient’s career, he or she could experience loss of work.
A medical malpractice lawyer can assess your injuries and determine their cause and file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit against the negligent plastic surgeon. If someone you love has died because of cosmetic surgery complications, you should speak with an experienced wrongful death lawyer who can file a claim or lawsuit for you.
Autopsy expected in death of Kanye West’s mother, CNN/AP,November 13, 2007
Related Web Resources:
Cosmetic Surgery: Procedures at a Glance, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
In Maryland and Washington D.C., the personal injury law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen represents clients who have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to any kind of medical malpractice error. Contact Lebowitz & Mzhen today and ask to speak with one of our Washington D.C. or Maryland medical malpractice or wrongful death attorneys today.