Los Angeles, CA, June 14, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Attorneys from Owen, Patterson, and Owen Law Firm
in Valencia, California have announced they represent female University of Southern California students who allege they were sexually violated by the university’s full-time gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall. The lawsuit, filed May 24, 2018, in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles (Case BC707321) alleges a total of 18 causes of action including Sexual Battery, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Sexual Harassment, Gross Negligence, Gender Violence and Title IX, among others. The victims allege that USC attempted to cover up Dr. Tyndall’s actions and allowed them to continue, allegedly resulting in hundreds of unnecessary victims.
Women currently attending USC as well as those who attended USC in the past have come forward with allegations that Dr. Tyndall did not follow standard medical protocol during pelvic examinations. Per their testimony, Dr. Tyndall allegedly inserted his fingers and in some cases his entire hand inside their vaginas, actions that were excessively invasive and sexually abusive. These young women allege that during examinations, Dr. Tyndall made grossly inappropriate sexual comments, including requiring patients to describe their sexual activities in detail. Allegedly, despite the presence of chaperones, whom are there to protect these women, the chaperones, agents of the University, failed to take sufficient action to prevent thousands of women from being sexually assaulted. As a result, no action was taken until 2016 when termination proceedings finally commenced, resulting in his removal in 2017.
Allegedly, Dr. Tyndall had been USC’s full-time gynecologist for almost 30 years at its Engemann Student Health Center. Per a letter written by USC in May 2018
, USC staff admits it should have taken action sooner, and the plaintiffs agree. Susy Owen, Managing Partner handling this case stated, "Allegedly USC violated the trust and safety of its female students by allowing Dr. Tyndall to continue to treat patients despite their knowledge of inappropriate sexual behavior over a span of many years."
Owen, Patterson, and Owen is representing female victims who are bravely coming forward to tell their stories. In an effort to protect the plaintiffs’ privacy, the attorneys will use only the plaintiff’s initials and make every effort throughout the course of the proceedings to keep their identities confidential.
The ultimate goal is to seek justice for those allegedly harmed by Dr. Tyndall, to hold all responsible parties accountable, and to prevent future situations across the country. The attorneys at Owen, Patterson, and Owen have won large verdicts and settlements for their clients in similar sexual assault cases, including a $12.5 million settlement for sexual assault of a female victim by a male employee in a hospital setting. They have also recovered many millions of dollars for male and female clients who have been sexually and verbally abused by people in positions of power, whether it be clergy, school teachers, law enforcement, employment settings, health care providers, and numerous other situations.
About the Company: Owen, Patterson, and Owen is located in Valencia, California and specializes in sexual assault, verbal and/or physical abuse of females, males, children, and seniors, and other areas of personal injury law. The firm was founded in 1977 and is recognized by the most prestigious organizations in the field of law, honoring the top 1% of the 1.3 million lawyers in the country.
· Multi-year Super Lawyers Award Winner
· American Board of Trial Advocates
· Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum
· National Trial Lawyer Top 100
· Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator AwardIf you were a patient of Dr. Tyndall and treated inappropriately in any way, learn more about the lawsuit as well as your rights.
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