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Mayo Clinic fighting back against lawsuit

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - An Eau Claire medical facility named in a sexual assault lawsuit is fighting back.

The Mayo Clinic Health System and Dr. David Van De Loo are being sued for malpractice and negligence by three of Van De Loo's former patients.  They claim he sexually assaulted them during office visits. Now, Mayo is asking an Eau Claire judge to dismiss it from one of the lawsuits.  Court documents show that Mayo and its insurance company concede that Van De Loo was employed by Mayo, but deny that it exercised control over him because it says he was an "independent licensed professional". The clinic also denies it was negligent in any manner.

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