Hundreds of female students at the University of Southern California (USC) have come forward with allegations against Dr. George Tyndall—a physician who served as a gynecologist at the USC student health center from January 1, 1988, to January 1, 2017. Reports of sexual abuse over nearly two decades involve varying allegations—from sexually explicit remark and the commission of pelvic exams that were not clinically indicated to groping and inappropriate touching of patients’ genitals. Some survivors have reported that nurses, who were present in the room during inappropriate exams, left the exam room because they felt “uncomfortable.” Documents and records reflect that many of these instances of abuse were not reported by the nurse.
In October 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law providing victims of Dr. Tyndall’s sexual abuse an additional one-year window to file a claim against USC. The law applies to claims seeking more than $250,000 and alleging accounts of sexual assault or inappropriate sexual behavior during treatment at the USC student health center. A sperate claim can be made against USC for failing to investigate or report instances of sexual assault.
Slater Slater Schulman LLP is dedicated to the confidential representation of individuals sexually abused in an institutional setting. If you or someone you love has suffered this form of abuse and wishes to file a claim, please contact Slater Slater Schulman LLP for a free, confidential consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling our office at (800) 251-6990.