Department of Health more interested in money than disciplining dentist following patient’s death

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Tommy Myers, 39, born with Down Syndrome, warmed his family’s heart.

“He was the sweetest person, he always had a smile on his face,” his mother Maureen remembered.

Tommy stopped breathing after he was sedated by Dr. Veronica Thompson at her New Port Richey dental office in September 2014.

His parents took him off life support two days later.  

Nearly five years later, Tommy”s parents are waiting for the Department of Health to take some sort of disciplinary action against Dr. Thompson’s license.

Members of the Board of Dentistry have repeatedly called for Dr. Thompson’s license to be revoked.

So why is the Department of Health offering Dr. Thompson settlement after settlement?  

It looks like this all boils down to money.

8 On Your Side’s Steve Andrews will have much more on this story tonight at 6 p.m. on News Channel 8.

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