There are currently multiple lawsuits pending against former University of Southern California (USC) Doctor George Tyndall. Women who filed the lawsuits received pelvic exams from Dr. Tyndall from 1989 to 2016, when the alleged abuse was taking place.
If you believe you were a victim of Dr. Tyndall’s abuse and you want to sue him and USC, a lawyer can help. Contact an attorney at 877-385-9792 today for more information about filing a lawsuit against Dr. Tyndall.
What Is Currently Happening in This Case?
There are several recent developments in this fast-moving case:
- Around 300 women have called a hotline set up by USC with claims that Dr. Tyndall engaged in sexual misconduct during their exams;
- As of May 2018, 52 women have accused Dr. Tyndall of sexual abuse;
- Multiple women have filed legal claims;
- Approximately 200 professors asked for the university president to resign under allegations that USC covered up the abuse; and
- The lawsuits report that the misconduct goes back to as early as the 1990s.
Why Was Dr. Tyndall Allowed to Continue Treating Students for so Long?
In the case of Dr. Tyndall, coworkers cited his actions as unethical and inappropriate for several years. Many of the chaperones and medical assistants that accompanied Dr. Tyndall witnessed his unethical practices every day.
Once notified of his actions, USC failed to act accordingly and allowed him to continue seeing patients. Dr. Tyndall has defended his actions, stating that his methods were within the realm of accepted professional OB/GYN practices. Several medical experts, however, have refuted his claims, by saying that practices like photographing the pelvic area, asking students to undress fully, and specific hand movements are not acceptable.
Because the university allowed Dr. Tyndall to continue to practice despite complaints about his behavior, USC might be liable for his abuse.
What Are the Current Charges Against Dr. Tyndall?
The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating whether Dr. Tyndall committed criminal violations, including his practice of taking photos of his patients’ pelvic areas.
- Touched women inappropriately during pelvic exams;
- Performed pelvic exams without using gloves or proper instruments;
- Made specific movements with his hands that are considered unnecessary in the medical field;
- Made women lie naked on an exam table;
- Made sexually suggestive remarks about his patients’ bodies;
- Made racial comments about African Americans and Latinos; and
- Performed inappropriate pelvic exams.
Am I Eligible to File a Lawsuit Against Dr. Tyndall?
If you or a loved one received a pelvic exam or another type of treatment from Dr. Tyndall, and you feel that you are a victim of his sexual misconduct, contact us. You might be able to file a lawsuit against Dr. Tyndall and USC.
Your lawyer will listen to you as you tell your story. They can go over the details of what happened to you and decide the best way to proceed. They can help you file a lawsuit against Dr. Tyndall. Your lawyer will protect your legal rights and guide you through litigation to help you pursue compensation for your damages.
Should I Join a Class Action Suit?
A class action lawsuit involves multiple victims who file a claim against a single individual or entity. Since a class action suit involves several victims, all guilty parties are likely to settle before the case goes to trial. This simplifies the litigation process and allows the plaintiffs in the suit to receive compensation faster.
There is currently a class action lawsuit against Dr. Tyndall. If you want to get involved, contact an attorney immediately to discuss it.
How Can I Talk to a USC Sexual Abuse Lawyer Today?
If you feel that you or a loved is a victim of Dr. Tyndall’s medical malpractice, contact a lawyer today. You can set up a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney. They will answer your questions, describe your next steps, and help ensure that you receive justice and fair compensation. Call 877-385-9792.