Physician Accused of Groping His Patient

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Byline: Bob Susnjara

Fox Lake physician and former political leader William Dam has been hit with a civil lawsuit accusing him of improperly touching a female patient in his office last year.

Tamara Propst of Des Plaines filed the lawsuit against Dam last week in Lake County circuit court. The suit, which seeks more than $50,000 in damages, accuses Dam of battery.

Dam, 64, denied Propst's accusations Tuesday.

"If her attorney's ploy is to make accusations and settle out of court, I'm surely not going to settle. I didn't do anything wrong," said Dam, who recently announced he wants to make a political comeback and run for mayor in Fox Lake in 2009.

The incidents detailed in the lawsuit were reported to Fox Lake police, and the case also was investigated by the Lake County state's attorney's office. No charges have been filed.

The lawsuit filed by Chicago lawyer Shawn A. …