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Patient Claims Dr. Adams Sponged Off Her

11/13/2007 6:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Another patient of Dr. Jan Adams sued him for malpractice, alleging he left a foreign object in her body.

In a lawsuit filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Lori Ufondu claims that in 1996, she underwent breast augmentation by Dr. Adams. In 2003, she underwent revision surgery by another doctor, who discovered that a surgical sponge was left, she claims by Dr. Adams.

Ufondu claims the sponge and its belated removal caused a distortion in her appearance, creating a deformed right nipple, a puncture wound, loss of sensation and "horrific scar tissue."

Following Dr. Adams' surgery, Ufondu claims she was feeling "sharp, needle-like pain in the area of this scar tissue." She says she complained to Dr. Adams, who allegedly responded "by laughing in a derisory fashion, claiming that the pain would subside."

Ufondu obtained a judgment in excess of $100,000. Her lawyer tells TMZ the doctor has not paid, and he's trying to enforce the judgment. Her lawyer adds that there are several outstanding judgments against Dr. Adams, who has ignored his obligation to pay.


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You are one low IQ dude for bringing up the racism of affirmative action - the main thing is to punish this black man & quit scapegoating him because he is racist while being black.


Thanks TMZ for investigating this so called doctor - onward Kanye with a $1B lawsuit.

2501 days ago
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Lillianne    

I would love to see Dr Adams' appointment book today.

"Good morning, Dr Adams' office. May I have the date of the appointment you would like to cancel?"

2501 days ago
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9    

Thanks TMZ for the continuing story - you are providing a real service to honest & decent people that need medical protection.

PS - Adams reminds me of the blame everyone else Democrats - murder & mayhem in their wake!


2501 days ago
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totellthetruthiseverything    

To all the women getting lipo'ed, suctioned, gastric-bypassed,

Forget about the nip & tuck...Just go out and buy yourself some 'Spanx' underwear (one size smaller than your regular size) and you're good to go !!!

2501 days ago
35.

Loser    

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY:


DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE YOU GO UNDER THE KNIFE!!!!! THIS IS YOUR LIFE AND DONT THINK SOME BEVERLY HILL DOCTOR IS SOME KIND OF GOD AND CAN MAKE YOU INTO A SUPERMODEL!!! IF YOU ARE FAT GO GET ON A DIET AND JOIN THE GYM...IF YOU HAVE MESSED UP NOSE THEN PUT ON SOME MAKE UP! PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN THAT LOOKS ARE NOT EVERYTHING. AT ALMOST 60 YEARS OLD ...YOU SHOULD NEVER GO UNDER THE KNIFE...CUZ MORE THEN L IKELY YOU WILL TURN OUT LOOKING LIKE A FREAK.

2501 days ago
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Reza Sadeghi    

LOOLINES

2501 days ago
37.

Penni    

Who in the heck is this man and how is it that he gets to practice medicine, and from what I hear he is on the Discovery Medical Channel!!!! Someone out there help me out! I need some understanding on this one.

2501 days ago
38.

luv915    

How do I know if my surgeon has had malpractice suits against him ? and hope it is a free site . Thanks

2501 days ago
39.

karen    

With all that money....all she had to do was go to www.healthgrades.com and for about $30 all the malpractice suits would have shown up. I did that this year for surgery I had to have....not cosmetic....I can't imagine that people would go under the knife without doing research.

2501 days ago
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Livia    

kanye must have been proud that mama found a black plastic surgeon ok'd by oprah

2501 days ago
41.

kellygrrrl    

TMZ It is extremely irresponsible for you to print the names of the patients and the ex-girlfriend. You are way out of line. take those names down immediately!

2501 days ago
42.

Livia    

WILL OPRAH HAVE HIM BACK ON HER SHOW
BETWEEN HER CHILD MOLESTATION AND HER ENDORSING A QUACK

MAMA MIA

2501 days ago
43.

docgyrl    

This is why you always always ALWAYS thoroughly research your doctor before allowing them to do a surgery or any other procedure for that matter. Research credentials, judgments, lawsuits, past surgery patient experiences (if you can, HIPAA might make this hard) etc. While most are honest and caring, there are those who are not and who are strictly out for the money. Technically, he did nothing illegal by doing plastic surgery without being board certified, but it isn't looked well upon.
I say this all while in med school. If a doc gets upset that you researched them, maybe they aren't the doc you wanted to have in the first place. They should be concerned for your utmost care, comfort, and satisfaction!

2501 days ago
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Livia    

DIDN'T HE DO OPRAH'S TUMMY TUCK??

2501 days ago
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YAWN    

Thank God that TMZ is trying him through the press and saving the courts the time and expense of a public trial!

This is what everyone gets though for screaming about "enough with all of the Britney stories!!" I actually sort of miss them now that TMZ has this nut job in its sniper scope...

2501 days ago
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