The doctor who was blamed for Kanye West’s mother’s death is hoping that his name can finally be cleared. Dr. Jan Adams said that it was in fact West’s cousin, Stephan Scoggins, whose negligence once Dr. Donda West left the hospital led to her death, according to the New York Daily News.
“Most people that I run into think she died on the table, they don’t even know this lady was home for a day,” Adams told the News. “The truth hasn’t been revealed.”
Adams said that Scoggins, a registered nurse with a Ph.D in public health, cared for Dr. West after she left the hospital after her liposuction, breast reduction and tummy-tuck surgery, even though Adams recommended that she receive care at a private recovery center.
Adams claimed that Scoggins left Dr. West with friends who were not qualified to take care of her, did not hook up the patient monitors in her bedroom and did not answer calls when Dr. West needed to be tended to.
Dr. West was also took 20 Vicodins for pain and choked on her own vomit after laying flat in her bed. She died on Nov. 10th, 2007 and the coroner’s report stated that medication used for pain and vomit were contributing factors to her death.
When confronted about the allegations, Scoggins told the Daily News that “it is absolutely not the case.”
Kanye West has not commented on any of these claims.