Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Oct 22, 2018 in Personal Injury
Last Friday, the University of Southern California (USC) agreed to pay $215 million in damages after dozens of patients filed lawsuits accusing longtime campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall of sexual abuse. The settlement would provide at least $2,500 to any student treated by Tyndall over the course of his 30-year employment at the university student health center.
As many as 17,000 students and alumnae qualify for this federal suit. Those willing to come forward about the sexual abuse they experienced may also be entitled to additional compensation up to $250,000.
Tyndall has adamantinely denied any wrongdoing and claims that his medical examinations were always within the medical standards of care.
In 2017, Tyndall was fired for misconduct after reaching a settlement deal. This was followed by an internal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. He is currently being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, but no criminal charges against the doctor have been filed at this time.
This is one of the latest settlements involving accusations of sexual misconduct perpetrated by employees of a college or university. Michigan State University agreed to a $500 million settlement after 300 victims were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in May of this year. More than $100 million was paid out by Penn State to victims sexually abused by assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Sexual abuse is deeply traumatic for victims. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse, contact our trusted Phoenix sexual abuse attorneys for help today. We can evaluate your claim, explore your legal options and explain your rights during a free, no obligation consultation.
At Phillips Law Group, we understand how difficult it can be to relive your sexual abuse during the legal process. We will work hard to investigate your case and help you recover the damages you deserve.
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