Dr. Herbert Hoover gave his response to Tuesday's answer from St. Joseph's Candler and CEO Paul Hinchey to his lawsuit against the health system.
In a statement, Hoover said, "I am not surprised, but I am deeply saddened by these lies from Paul Hinchey and St. Joseph's/Candler Health System."
The health system ended its relationship with Dr. Hoover in February amid claims of sexual harassment. In its court response to the lawsuit Tuesday, St. Joseph's Candler described those sexual harassment claims in detail.
Hoover said in his statement that the health system's response, "only makes me want to redouble my efforts to win this lawsuit and protect my reputation."
Susan W. Cox of Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Classens, P.C., Dr. Hoover's law firm, also issued a statement saying, "The Defendants' response was exactly what we predicted - an attack upon Dr. Hoover's integrity in an attempt to hide the truth."
Hoover's law firm claims he was fired due to, "hospital politics" and not from reasons expressed by the health system.