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Dr. Adams Settles Sponge Lawsuit

12/11/2007 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Jan Adams has just agreed to start making payments to a former patient who sued him, claiming he left a sponge inside her during a surgery in 1996.


Bob Nehoray, the attorney for plaintiff Lori Ufondu, told TMZ that Adams has already made one payment towards the nearly $150,000 Adams owes his client. Adams has already made one payment and will continue to do so until April of next year, when the parties will meet again.

Ufondu had previously won a judgment against Adams in excess of $100,000 -- but she was never paid. He appeared in court last month to answer questions about his assets, but was so late to the hearing that the judge issued a warrant for his arrest. He eventually showed and the warrant was recalled.

Adams was the surgeon who operated on Dr. Donda West, the mother of Kanye West, the day before she died.

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tydan    

Hes a Killer ,Ofra u gots blood on your hans girl

2417 days ago
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buzzbomber    

leave him and michael vick alone

2417 days ago
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Carolyn A-B    

The surgical sponge was left inside her in 1996. She filed suit, won a judgment, and is only now in Dec. 2007 looking forward to a payment of the judgment. Good luck, lady, and good for you for sticking with this. The American Bar Association and the plaintiff's attorney are uncorking the champagne at press time.

2417 days ago
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texasangie1    

FRY

2417 days ago
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Whatever    

He needs to be stopped immediately! He is a killer!

2417 days ago
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kim suck    

that what he do!

2417 days ago
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kim suck    

buzzbomboy--that what he do!

2417 days ago
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Deb    

Let me see if I have this right......he left a sponge in her, she sued him and received a judgment of only $150,000, but he hasn't even paid her? What a jerk! He should not be allowed to "operate" on anyone else.

2417 days ago
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whatever tha fu*!/rockergirl    

seems like killin a music celeb's mother had 2 b the last straw,so sad 2 late 2 realize he sucks at his profession,prayers 4 those who ended up on his op table, but he will get it,and b charged 2 bad it will take awhile 4 that 2 happen.

2417 days ago
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kim suck    

dear buzzbomb---IDIOT RETARD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FREAK !!!

2417 days ago
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kim suck    

white doctors do this all the time if he be white no lawsiut

2417 days ago
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Mary    

Sad that so many people suffer at the hands of incompetent doctors, whether they are white or black, you should expect professionalism from your doctor. The only good thing to maybe come out of this is to make people aware that before they decide to do elective surgery they should check out their doctor's background, qualifications, etc. If it's elective you should take the time to research your doctor. But this does not take away the responsibility of the doctor to also advise the patient about complications, getting a complete medical exam from their doctor and an okay before any surgery. There is an old saying that doctors bury their failures. So sad and so true.

2417 days ago
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Wicked    

Oh so what. This is effin BS.

2417 days ago
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windy    

was it a big sponge?

2417 days ago
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ROBERT in MPLS    

How can this guy still be allowed to practice?STOP THE MADNESS.

2417 days ago
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