If you visited the University of Southern California (USC) for a pelvic exam and saw Dr. George Tyndall, you might be one of the countless women he allegedly abused. Dr. Tyndall worked at USC for almost 30 years and saw tens of thousands of female students between 1989 and 2016. If you underwent treatment during that time, you could be a victim of former USC Doctor George Tyndall.
If you believe you may have been affected by Dr. Tyndall’s alleged inappropriate behavior, reach out to share your story. The police and your USC sexual abuse lawyer will investigate and try to help you get the justice you deserve. You might be able to file a lawsuit against both the doctor and the university. Please remember you are not alone, and there are many women with the same concerns. A lawyer can help you take a stand against Dr. Tyndall and USC. Call 877-385-9792.
How Long Did the Alleged Inappropriate Behavior Last?
As the only full-time gynecologist at USC’s student health center for nearly 30 years, Dr. Tyndall saw thousands of young female patients. Some estimates put this number much higher than 10,000.
Many of these female students had never seen a gynecologist or had a pelvic exam before. Without any previous experience, they may have been unsure of what to expect and did not know how to identify an inappropriate pelvic exam.
If you underwent an exam performed by Dr. Tyndall and experienced any potentially inappropriate behavior, reach out to a lawyer. The allegations against Dr. Tyndall report:
- Photographing of their private parts during exams;
- Inappropriate touching during the exam;
- Making sexually suggestive comments during the office visit;
- Making racially insensitive remarks to patients;
- Asking unnecessary, invasive questions about the patient’s background during visits; and
- Requiring female patients to remove all clothes for their pelvic exams.
Before USC even offered him a full-time position, there was an allegation against Dr. Tyndall, filed by a female patient at a different institution. Among other complaints, the victim alleged Dr. Tyndall used ungloved fingers during a part of the pelvic exam. Despite this complaint, USC hired him on staff and continued to offer him protection from similar complaints for almost three decades.
What Is the Current Status of This Case?
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating every report of abuse, trying to determine how much of Dr. Tyndall’s behavior was simply inappropriate and how much was illegal. Sexual assault and other charges are still possible in this case.
Meanwhile, dozens of women who experienced inappropriate behavior during pelvic exams and other office visits have already filed suit in civil court against both Dr. Tyndall and USC. Plaintiffs hope to hold the doctor and the university liable for the damages they suffered and recover compensation as a way of getting the justice they deserve.
Is USC Liable for the Sexual Assault of Hundreds of Students?
At the same time that Dr. Tyndall was allegedly sexually assaulting young female students who came to see him for medical care, USC was continually brushing off complaints and ignoring concerned students. There is a reason to believe the university might have known about complaints against Dr. Tyndall before hiring him.
While USC has not admitted to any wrongdoing in the case, the university could be liable if the victims win their civil suit against Dr. Tyndall. This may be possible without proving USC acted negligently in hiring and retaining him on staff, thanks to the legal doctrine of vicarious liability. Vicarious liability holds employers liable for the actions of employees at work.
If I Think I Was a Victim, How Can I Get Justice?
You might be able to join the dozens of women who have already filed suit against USC and Dr. Tyndall. If they can win their case, they could be eligible for considerable compensation for the abuse they endured. This may be the best way to get justice and hold Dr. Tyndall and USC liable. Contact a lawyer at 877-385-9792 today for help.