Donda West’s surgeon faced malpractice suits, records show

The Beverly Hills plastic surgeon who operated on Kanye West’s mother a day before she died is in trouble with the Medical Board of California over several DUI cases and has had judgments against him in at least two malpractice cases, according to legal documents filed in California. Plastic surgeon Jan Adams, who operated on Kanye West’s mother, has had at least two DUI convictions since 2003. Dr. Jan Adams has “multiple convictions for alcohol-related offenses,” medical board executive director David Thornton said in his complaint charging Adams with violating the Medical Practice Act.

Adams has at least two convictions since 2003, when the doctor was put on probation and ordered to complete an alcohol counseling program, according to the complaint. The complaint, dated April 10, also cites the convictions as evidence for charges of unprofessional conduct and abuse of alcohol. It requests that the medical board revoke or suspend Adams’ license.

Sources familiar with the investigation told CNN that a settlement was reached regarding Adams’ most recent DUI, in 2006, and the type of disciplinary action he should face from the medical board. The settlement was sent to the board on November 2, the sources said, but it will likely take a month for the board to finish its work.

The sources also said the board probably will renew his license. Adams’ medical license expires on April 30, 2008. Additionally, Adams has settled at least two malpractice suits, one for $250,000 and another for $217,000. Further details were not available. Source

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