Dr. Jan Adams has been cleared of any wrong doing in the November 10 death of Kanye Wests mother, Dr. Donda West, who died of complications from plastic surgery at the age of 58.
The Los Angeles County Coroners office released a 17-page autopsy report today (January 10), which revealed that although the exact cause of Dr. Wests death could not be determined, there was no sign of surgical or anesthetic misadventure.
Based on the history and available information, as currently known, the manner of death could not be determined, said Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Luis Pena said in the report.
The inconclusive report cited pre-existing coronary artery disease and multiple post-operative factors, including the use of pain medication, as possible causes.
What came out of the autopsy released today was exactly what I thought was going to be reported, Adams told TV show Extra.
The celebrity surgeon came under fire when early investigations into Wests death indicated that complications from the plastic surgery performed by Adams on November 9 could have caused her death.
Shortly after Wests sudden death, Adams told the LA Times that nothing had gone wrong during the surgery, which included a tummy tuck, a breast reduction and liposuction.
According to the coroners report, West acted against doctors orders by returning home after her surgery, though she was advised to receive post-operative care at another facility.
The report also suggests that West might have had difficulty breathing, which could have triggered a cardiac event.
Speaking to the Associated Press, Captain Ed Winters of the LA County Coroners office stated that West could, possibly still be alive if she had not had surgery; however, he went on to say she could have also died because of pre-existing cardiac issues.
West, a former professor, left her position as chair of Chicago State Universitys Department of English and Speech in 2004 to become Kanyes general manager.
She co-founded and chaired of the recently created Kanye West Foundation, which aims to affect the severe dropout rates in high schools across the country.