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2nd lawsuit filed against Dr. Van De Loo, Mayo Health Clinic


Eau Claire (WQOW) - A second civil lawsuit is filed against a local doctor accused of sexually assaulting more than a dozen boys, and the clinic he worked for.

Two Wisconsin brothers, now adults, filed suit Thursday against Dr. David Van De Loo. He's a former physician at Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire. The suit alleges that the two were sexually assaulted by Van De Loo over several years, beginning in 2006 . It also alleges the clinic knew what Van De Loo was doing, because a parent allegedly complained in 2007 that their son had been sexually assaulted.

"It's on the clinic because we know Van De Loo is being prosecuted and is being held to account. And it's because the clinic permitted him to be there in this position for so long with perhaps these dangerous signals around him and these practices so unorthodox that the responsibility is shared by them," says attorney Jeff Anderson.

Mayo Clinic Health System says they are aware a lawsuit was filed Thursday; however, we have not had a chance to review it.

As we have previously stated, the first complaint of this nature that we are aware of was received on Aug. 30, 2012, and the organization took prompt and decisive action following that complaint. We will investigate any new information thoroughly and continue to work with families and authorities as we learn more.

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