Dr. Dread

A Miami plastic surgeon is accused of child molestation.

Lajoie says Clark passed a polygraph. "He's telling the truth," the PI concludes, "not only on the sexual abuse but on the dormant memory recovery and the trigger event [at his mother's gravesite]."

There is also the matter of the 1998 prostitution charge, one of "moral turpitude," as Lajoie calls it. But the specifics aren't known because Edison had the case expunged. "What basis does that have in [Clark's] complaint?" Cohen asks. "None."

There is no known evidence to show Edison has sexually abused any other children, but his professional life has been marked by controversy, much of it reported by daily newspapers.


The Sun-Sentinel revealed five patients had died between 1997 and 2004 after routines surgeries — tummy tucks, face-lifts, and liposuction — at Edison's medical facility, Cosmetic Surgery PA, on Stirling Road in Hollywood.

The Miami Herald in 2002 reported two malpractice lawsuits for which Edison had to pay large judgments, one of them for leaving the sponge in a woman's breast and the other for giving a patient breast implants too large for her body.

In 1995, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration issued a "letter of concern" regarding his work and fined him. In 2007, the Florida Board of Medicine suspended Edison from practicing for 30 days, fined him $10,000, and placed him on two years of probation.

Last year, he voluntarily surrendered his medical license in California. Edison has managed to keep his Florida license and has also retained his membership in the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Clark promises he won't stop until the doctor pays for what he has done. "It's painful right now; it has been a long year," he says. "I didn't sleep for months. I've got two children, I'm a businessman, and it's the last thing I want to stir up. But it's in front of me now, and I'm not going away."

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