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FLORIDA NURSE FIRED FOR VIDEO VOYEURISM IN DRUG REHAB CENTER RESTROOM

FLORIDA NURSE FIRED FOR VIDEO VOYEURISM

On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, a Florida nurse was arrested for allegedly placing a hidden camera in a public restroom at the drug rehab facility where he worked. Davidson Rozier, age 33, of Lauderhill, was charged with video voyeurism, the act of secretly recording someone in an intimate state, without permission, usually for purposes of sexual interest or gratification.

According to the arrest report, the investigation began in early January when another employee at 1st Step Behavioral Health in Pompano Beach, found a small camera hidden inside a box of tissues. It had been placed on the back of a toilet in the rehab clinic’s unisex restroom. When clinic managers reviewed the footage, they saw Rozier’s face and badge as he set up the camera.  Rozier was immediately fired that same day. 1st Step Behavioral Health is a licensed dual-diagnosis long-term care facility that focuses on physiological rebalancing of the individual through medical, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual care.

Davidson Rozier’s nursing license was suspended, two days later, when the rehab center reported Rozier to the Department of Children and Families and Florida Department of Health. He had worked at 1st Step Behavioral Health since July 2018. Upon review of the video footage, investigators found images of at least one person who was filmed unknowingly while using the bathroom.

According to Florida Statute 810.145, the most basic charge of video voyeurism occurs when an individual:

“For his or her own amusement, entertainment, sexual arousal, gratification, or profit, or for the purpose of degrading or abusing another person, intentionally uses or installs an imaging device to secretly view, broadcast, or record a person, without that person’s knowledge and consent, who is dressing, undressing, or privately exposing the body, at a place and time when that person has a reasonable expectation of privacy.”

Healthcare facilities have an obligation to make sure their providers are helping, not harming their patients. Someone who violates patients’ rights has no place working in the nursing field. Any facility in which such a crime is committed must take responsibility for failing to properly screen potential employees and safeguard their patients.

Horowitz Law represents victims who were sexually abused and exploited in a healthcare facility.  If you or a loved one was sexually abused, raped or sexually molested by a nurse, doctor or health care professional or administrator, contact our law firm at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com for a free consultation.

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Florida Health Department Bars Broward County Gastroenterologist From Seeing Female Patients

The Florida Department of Health issued an Emergency Order restricting gastroenterologist Subhash Gupta after he allegedly inappropriately touched a woman during an emergency room exam.  Dr. Gupta was practicing medicine in Pompano Beach, Florida.  He has been licensed to practice medicine in Florida since 1983.

According to the Florida Department of Health, Dr. Subhash Gupta touched a 58-year-old patient’s breasts without warning or a stethoscope after she came into the emergency room with a diagnosis of abdominal inflammation.  He repeated the same exam on the woman two other times, according to the emergency restriction order. The health department said Dr. Gupta’s exam was outside the scope of practice and was intended for Dr. Gupta’s around or sexual gratification.

Under the restriction order, Dr. Gupta cannot treat female patients.  Public records reveal Dr. Gupta was previously disciplined for performing an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy on a patient without her consent. Additionally, in 1993, Dr. Gupta was disciplined for providing inadequate medical care to seven patients and poor record keeping.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted by a physician or at a doctor’s office or hospital, it is important to have experienced  attorneys. We are experienced in handling cases involving sexual assault by doctors and other medical personnel. If you have a been a victim of sexual assault by a doctor in a hospital or medical office, or if you know someone who has, please contact our law firm at (954) 641-2100 or send an e-mail to sexual abuse lawyer Adam Horowitz at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com