Potentially, Dr. George Tyndall’s actions constitute medical malpractice. The former gynecologist at the University of Southern California (USC) is accused of engaging in inappropriate, abusive behavior during his almost 30-year career at the university. Tyndall allegedly abused numerous female students who were seeking treatment between 1989 and 2016.
If you believe that Tyndall performed an inappropriate pelvic exam or subjected you to other abusive behavior, you can take legal action against him and USC. A lawyer will help you present your case and establish that you were a victim of Tyndall’s alleged abuse, and you deserve justice and compensation for his malpractice. Call 877-385-9792 today.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
According to the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA), for you to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, your claim must meet the following conditions.
The Physician Had a Duty of Care to You.
All doctors have a duty of care to their patients. If a doctor fails to offer high-quality medical care or, as in this case, actively harms a patient, they are liable. If you have medical records showing Tyndall treated you while you were at USC, your lawyer can establish that he had a duty of care.
The Physician Breached the Duty of Care.
All medical professionals must legally uphold a high standard of care when they treat patients. As a patient, you had the right to expect Tyndall to uphold the standard of care. If he breached that standard, you have the legal right to pursue compensation for his actions.
The Physician Caused an Injury.
When a USC sexual abuse lawyer helps you file a lawsuit, they must establish that Tyndall’s substandard medical care caused your injuries. They can account for any emotional trauma and psychological injuries he caused, as well.
The Physician Caused Damages.
The nature and extent of your damages will determine if you should proceed with your claim against Tyndall and USC. In this particular case, many of the clients have substantial claims for damages that go decades back. If you feel that you have a strong case against Dr. Tyndall, you are not alone.
How Do Tyndall’s Actions Meet the Criteria for Medical Malpractice?
In 2016, USC conducted an investigation, which determined that Tyndall’s behavior when administering pelvic exams was unorthodox and unethical. The conclusion was that he verbally and physically sexually harassed countless students over a 30-year period.
Tyndall allegedly performed several actions that might meet the criteria for medical malpractice.
Inappropriate Verbal Statements
Both students and medical assistants have reported that Tyndall made inappropriate sexual statements toward students during routine pelvic exams. The comments referred directly to the students’ private parts.
Unorthodox and Unethical Medical Practice
Tyndall’s medical practices were witnessed and peer-reviewed by leading OBGYN specialists across the country. His malpractice has been well-documented and observed by professionals over the last three decades.
What Are the Medical Malpractice Allegations Against Tyndall?
The list of allegations against Tyndall includes:
- Improperly photographing students’ genitals;
- Touching women inappropriately during pelvic exams;
- Making sexually suggestive remarks about his patients’ bodies;
- Making racial remarks about African Americans and Latinos;
- Performing pelvic exams without using gloves or proper instruments; and
- Making women lie naked on an exam table.
How Do I File a Claim or Lawsuit Against Tyndall?
If Tyndall sexually harassed you while you were a student at USC, you might be eligible to sue him and the university. Your lawyer can help you fight for justice.
A lawyer will help you through every stage of litigation and protect your legal rights. They will also help you pursue compensation for the physical and emotional damages you incurred as a result of your visit with Tyndall. They will gather expert testimony, witness, and supporting arguments from medical professionals that will help strengthen your case.
Contact a lawyer at 877-385-9792.