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Two patients sue Baldwin clinic, saying therapist abused them


Two St. Croix County women have filed a personal-injury civil lawsuit against Baldwin Area Medical Center, claiming a physical therapist sexually abused them during treatment for lower back pain.

The alleged incidents occurred in 2006 and 2010. The women say they reported the abuse to BAMC administrators and Baldwin police but no action was taken until two nurses came forward with similar complaints about the therapist, Luke Wayne Hayes, N7242 County Road N, Beldenville.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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