A dentist fires back with a lawsuit against the state who suspended his license

Follow-up on the case where the 5-year old died from anesthesia-related complications:

A state report alleged that Riba failed to properly monitor the girl’s pulse, breathing and blood pressure after she received a sedative mix of Valium, nitrous oxide and several other drugs.

State officials alleged that in order to protect the public, they needed to suspend Riba’s dental, controlled substances and other licenses while the case is pending.

But in the lawsuit filed Tuesday, Riba contends the suspension is a “clear, uncontroverted and a blatant violation” of his constitutional right to due process of law.

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