Dentist Gerald F. DeRosa, a San Antonio dentist who was fired from a clinic that treats high-risk patients, said in a statement Tuesday that he doesn “wish I could get back to my career” after the incident with a patient at his Gainesville clinic.
DeSoto was fired Tuesday for failing to follow proper protocol.
De Soto told The Hill in a phone interview that the patient told him that he had to pay for his services and that the dentist had refused to pay.
De Rosa said he never knew the patient was transgender and that he was shocked when he learned of the incident on March 10.
“I never had a patient that would ask me to pay them for their services,” De Sota said.
“My client didn’t have the slightest clue what I did.
I thought they would come up with something to make them mad, and I’m not going to take it.
I never expected anything like this.”
De Sotto said he felt “horrified” when he realized the patient had been using a women’s bathroom at his clinic.
“The only thing I could think of was that he’d been trying to cover it up,” he said.
De Santo, a former chief of dentistry at a Texas hospital, said he was told by hospital administrators not to comment on the incident until the matter is fully investigated.
“They said I’m a good person who didn’t do anything wrong,” De Santotos said.
He added that the hospital had offered him a severance package and the opportunity to pursue a new career.
De Santos said he will not be going back to his previous position at the Gainesville dental office.
“This incident is completely unacceptable, and the entire Gainesville community is devastated by it,” DeSotsos said in the statement.
De Rosa did not return a request for comment.
De La Rosa, who has not been publicly identified, was fired after he refused to reimburse the patient for his dental services, DeSos said, adding that he plans to sue.
De la Rosa said that he is still being interviewed by the Gainesland Police Department and will be filing a lawsuit against De Sotos.
“When I first found out that he wanted to pay, I was a little bit shocked.
I’m disappointed in the actions of my employer,” De la Rosa told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
De las Rosa said he contacted Gainesville police after learning of the allegations.
“He said he did nothing wrong.
He said that they’re going to look into it,” he told The Associated Press.
“It’s a sad day when a private business employee has to face retaliation for doing his job.”
De la Sotos was fired the same day that the Gainville Police Department investigated the incident, and Gainesville Police Chief Michael Givens told The Washington Post that his department received several complaints about De La Sotos behavior and that De La Rosa was fired for “conduct detrimental to the department.”
De La Santos told The AP that he will file a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which investigates workplace discrimination.
“In light of the recent incidents involving Dr. DeLa Rosa and the Gainseville police, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a complaint on March 11 in a federal court alleging that De la Santo had engaged in gender discrimination by refusing to reimburse a male patient for dental care,” the ACLU said in an email.
De los Santos said the Gaineysville Police did not respond to The Associated New York Times’ request for further comment.
“Gainesville Police are not aware of any complaints against me by any Gainesville resident,” De los Santos said via email.
“Any and all complaints should be forwarded to Gainesville PD for review.”
The Gainesville Sun, the newspaper that first reported the allegations, reported that De Rota had received $4,000 in a lump sum from the county.
“If he were to continue his practice, he would be subject to the county’s licensing and insurance regulations, which do not permit discrimination,” the newspaper reported.
He is not affiliated with any legal organization and is not a doctor.” “
Dr. DeLOS SOTOS is an American Civil Rights Union lawyer who is a licensed practicing dentist in Gainesville, Fla.
He is not affiliated with any legal organization and is not a doctor.”
De Rotos’ attorney, Daniel F. Lauten, told The Wall Street Journal that De Santos has been diagnosed with “nervous breakdown syndrome” and is seeking a private counseling session with a psychiatrist.
The Journal reported that Lautens said De Santots will be taking an “alternative medicine”