I am a dentist, and 9n september of 2007 an employee that I had fired had called a doctor that after a working interview was not hired to go and make false accusations to department of heath agaist me unless I paid them money. Well they did. and among other things said unlicensed assistants were perorming hygien and some assistants were allowed and forced to do dental procetures on them The department of health investigator came in to the office at 9 am with just manager and 4 aasisyants and a receptionists were there, and he threatened them several times thaat he was there to arresrt them specialy to assistants and write statements as what they do, they had called me and I was on my way to the office. by the time I got there he abd the other 2 womwn with guns took me to m office and put the statements wrtten by two assistants in front of me, and asked me are these two girls telling the truth. As I read their statements they both had said the truth and had described functions they perform and were all lawfull.I replied yes. it iis what they do here and is lawful.
he then turned two other 2 investigatores that let it be known that I admited that what the irls that were complaing and had filed the complaints were truthfull, and I shoud cease and decease from what I do. amonth later a motion was prepared for the probable cause pannel to have a hearing on this.
I paid an attorney $5000 and explain the facts along with licenses of 6 doctors and 7 assistants and a couple of hygenists along with affidavits
from all that there were nothing illigal taking place there and everyone followe florida guidelines. he realized I was a well to do dentist as he asjked me all these people work for you? and I said yes.
( months later I got a letter from DOH that doh probable cause has found me guilty and I have 2 choices one is to surrender my license, and one is to go to a hearing in court , however if we loose in court I have to return the money of patients collected in the pst 7 years and pay for attorney fees and cost of investigation plus penalties.
As I know I was Innocent I hired another lawyerfor10000 to represent me. He got all the evidence and found out the former attorney, never replied to probable cause requests 3 in all and never send the affidavids that II had prepare for hin.
The new layer quickly turned in all forms and affidavids,along with tape recording of messages left on my voice mailthat unless I pay money they are going to file a complint, and sued department of health and the investigator for their conduct.
IM going to make it short they asked for volumes of patient charts and other information and in 4.5 years up to now have not found a single evidense of wrong doing.
Now they are offering that they will not go to court and seal the matter for ever if we drop our suite agaist DOH and investigator and ask for no attorney fees. I think this department through the agent hurt me emotionally and finacialy as I grew worrid about this all the crew has left , and I have become disabled. Please advise