Doctor Sexual Abuse – USC
Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is a premier sexual assault and abuse plaintiff’s law firm in California. We have gone up against many major institutions and won record-setting results for our clients, including a global settlement in the University of Southern California sexual abuse case involving Dr. George Tyndall. If you or a loved one is a survivor of sexual abuse or assault, including a victim of George Tyndall or USC, please contact us for a confidential and free case evaluation.
About the USC Gynecologist Sexual Abuse Case
In 2019 and 2020, hundreds of women came forward against the former USC campus gynecologist George Tyndall, calling him a sexual predator that used his position of power to sexually abuse them. Their accounts of his crimes include conducting unnecessary physical exams, touching patients inappropriately, penetrating his patients digitally, performing exams without a nurse chaperone present, taking photographs of their genitals, and making sexist comments.
The survivors also condemned USC in their lawsuit for continuing to give Tyndall unregulated access to young female students even after numerous complaints of his sexually inappropriate behaviors. The civil case was against both the University and Dr. George Tyndall. Tyndall is currently facing 11 counts of sexual assault and battery. If convicted of all crimes, he could face up to 64 years in prison.
In March 2021, the civil case against former USC gynecologist George Tyndall settled for a historic $852 million for 710 survivors – the largest sexual abuse settlement against any university in history. Manly, Stewart & Finaldi represented the largest number of survivors (234) in this case and were the lead counsel.
When Can You Hold a School or Institution Responsible?
In the civil lawsuit against Dr. George Tyndall, the plaintiff’s side of the case met their burden of proof in establishing that USC knew about the complaints against the gynecologist but did nothing to protect its students. USC ignored the complaints and continued to allow Tyndall to treat patients and perform examinations without supervision. It was only when a nurse chaperone complained about Tyndall’s behaviors that the gynecologist stepped down from the university.
As a sexual abuse or assault survivor, you may have grounds to file a claim not only against an individual perpetrator but also an institution if that institution should have done more to protect you but negligently failed to do so. All schools and educational institutions have a legal obligation to protect their students. Failing to do so, resulting in student sexual abuse or assault, is the definition of negligence.
If there was a history of complaints by other students against a campus doctor, for example, but the school continuously failed to take action to resolve the issue or protect its students, the school could be held legally responsible for resultant sexual abuse and assault. Holding a school accountable can push for changes on an institutional level, as well as result in just financial compensation for survivors.
What Makes Manly, Stewart & Finaldi the Right Choice for Your Attorney?
Manly, Stewart & Finaldi can help you stand up for your rights if you are a doctor sexual abuse survivor by listening to your story, believing what you say, investigating the incident, collecting evidence against one or more defendants, representing you during settlement negotiations or a trial, and keeping your identity anonymous, if desired. Our attorneys are here for you when you need legal assistance and advocacy the most.
Request a Free and Confidential Case Review
Find out how we can help you during this difficult time when you request a free consultation at our local law office. Although no amount of money can make up for what happened to you, a successful case against a physician and/or school can bring you justice, closure and greater financial stability while you plan for your future. Call (855) 944-0710 today for more information about your rights in a case against a doctor and/or the University of Southern California.