There is evidence that the University of Southern California (USC) received reports of Dr. George Tyndall’s alleged inappropriate behavior over his 30-year career at USC.
There are also reports that USC officials received complaints about Dr. Tyndall’s inappropriate actions before he was employed at the university. It was not until 2016—approximately 30 years after the first complaint—that USC took action.
Instead of terminating Dr. Tyndall, however, USC allowed him to resign in 2016.
Understanding when USC knew about alleged sexual abuse by Dr. Tyndall may affect the university’s liability in this case. The women who experienced this alleged abuse may seek to hold USC liable for Dr. Tyndall’s behavior.
What Mistakes Did USC Make in This Case?
Reports of inappropriate behavior date back to Dr. Tyndall’s medical residency before USC hired him as a full-time gynecologist. There are other records that date back to 2000. While the USC student medical center allegedly investigated the reports, they were never raised to university officials.
USC’s actions raise a lot of questions about the sexual assault reporting process.
First, some believe that the university should never have hired Dr. Tyndall in the first place after receiving complaints about his behavior.
Second, some believe Dr. Tyndall should have been terminated much sooner than the 30 years it took to properly investigate the reports.
Finally, some believe Dr. Tyndall should have been fully terminated from his position and not allowed to resign.
How Can I Report Inappropriate Actions by Dr. Tyndall?
You can report your story by directly contacting the Los Angeles Police Department. You can also speak with a USC sexual abuse lawyer familiar with this case.
By sharing your story, a lawyer can gather the necessary evidence to build a case against Dr. Tyndall. USC may also be responsible for Dr. Tyndall’s alleged inappropriate behavior. If you made any previous reports to USC that were not investigated, share this information with your lawyer.
Do I Have to File a Lawsuit to Report Abuse?
How Can a Lawyer Help Me in This Case?
If you choose to file a sexual abuse lawsuit against Dr. Tyndall or USC, a lawyer can assist you with the necessary steps.
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While it may be overwhelming and scary to come forward, it may be possible to keep your identity confidential. We understand the importance of confidentiality in a case like this.
By scheduling a complimentary and confidential consultation, a lawyer can get to know the details of your case, and you can ask any questions you might have about the legal process.
Help You File Your Official Report
Your lawyer can help you file an official report about Dr. Tyndall. Your lawyer can walk you through the process and answer your questions.
Prepare Your Lawsuit
A lawyer will gather the necessary documentation, collect records of official reports, and obtain witness statements to build a case against Dr. Tyndall should you choose to pursue legal action.
How Can I Start Working With an Attorney?
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