The federal class-action
lawsuit against Dr. George Tyndall, the former gynecologist at the
University of Southern California (USC), continues to grow in strength
and size as more victims of Dr. Tyndall’s rampant sexual abuse and
harassment step forward to join the case, according to Hagens Berman.
The law firm representing 38 women against Dr. Tyndall filed another
class-action complaint on July 13, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for
the Central District of California, detailing new cases of molestation,
flagrant abuse of power and systemic and repeated sexual abuse by the
former USC gynecologist. One victim also details her oral and written
complaints to USC supervisors at the student health center that went
you were in any way violated or treated inappropriately by USC’s Dr.
Tyndall during a medical examination, find out more about the lawsuit
and your rights.
“The fact that victims of Dr. Tyndall’s examination room abuse
complained to nurses and wrote letters to the student health center
director – and yet USC let Dr. Tyndall continue to abuse students for
decades – is horrifying,” said Steve Berman, managing partner and
co-founder of Hagens Berman.
“One thing Dr. Tyndall didn’t account for was the strength in numbers of
dozens of women armed with the power of justice and the law,” added
Elizabeth Fegan, partner at Hagens Berman representing the proposed
class of women against USC and Dr. Tyndall. “We intend to do everything
we can to fight for both the protection and empowerment of each and
every one of his victims through this class-action lawsuit.”
“Many of Dr. Tyndall’s victims might be curious about their legal
options and what
they can expect from a lawsuit,” Berman said. “A class-action
lawsuit seeks to compensate all victims who suffered the same abuse, but
it also seeks to push systemic change though a large, unified front.”
Systemic change in this case could mean changes to USC medical
examination protocols, third party oversight of USC’s student health
center, and clear reporting requirements when any medical staff receives
a complaint or is witness to a breach of medical protocols – no matter
Hagens Berman’s sexual abuse legal team has been vocal in the MeToo
movement, filing a federal class-action case on behalf of actresses and
professionals who were sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein. Hagens
Berman is also investigating the alleged sexual abuses by a physician
who treated male student-athletes and others at Ohio State University.
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“We want to show the public that Dr. Tyndall and USC can and will be
held accountable for this abuse through the power of the class,” she
said. “We want to make sure USC never again ignores the cries of its
students. We want to make campuses safer for women, and we believe this
lawsuit can do just that.”
Victims Can Remain Anonymous
Your protection is Hagens Berman’s top priority. We welcome any
information, and those who contact our firm may remain anonymous in
their potential case. Hagens Berman will request that the Court permit
our clients to proceed anonymously as a Jane Doe. Our attorneys have
experience in protecting plaintiffs who wish to remain anonymous, both
as whistleblowers and as survivors of sexual misconduct.
Attorneys at Hagens Berman achieved a nationwide sexual harassment
settlement on behalf of 16,000 women and also tried the first ever
sexual harassment case in Washington state in 1985. The firm represents
multiple women on behalf of a class of all victims who were harassed or
otherwise assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, seeking to hold him and his
co-conspirators accountable for a years-long pattern of sexual
harassment and cover-ups.
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