Two women say they were groped at Mayo Clinic
A woman who says she was groped by two Mayo Clinic physicians in a hospital elevator has sued the hospital and two of the physicians involved.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Minnesota, alleges that doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis groped and touched her inappropriately.
The plaintiffs say that on the night of January 13, they were in a room at the hospital where a conference was being held.
The suit says that the doctors then moved to another room in the hospital, where the woman was sleeping.
It says that she woke up to find the door closed, and that she saw a male doctor, Dr. William T. Manko, behind the woman.
Manko then took her by the arm and started to fondle her and touch her body parts, the suit says.
The suit says she told Manko that she felt uncomfortable.
She said she was uncomfortable and wanted to leave, but that Manko didn’t listen.
Mankato, who is the head of the orthopedic surgery department, allegedly told the plaintiff that the incident happened because the plaintiff “did not want to be there,” the suit alleges.
Manckos lawsuit also names the physicians, Drs.
James B. Tait and Robert A. Pendergast, and Dr. Charles M. Barger.
Mankos complaint seeks unspecified damages.