Were You Treated by USC GYN Dr. George Tyndall?
According to multiple press accounts, USC gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall is alleged to have inappropriately touched and photographed patients repeatedly over his nearly 30-year career. This alleged behavior was allowed to continue by USC despite repeated complaints. If you were a patient of Dr. Tyndall, you may be a victim and entitled to compensation.
You are not alone. Over 300 women have already come forward. Let your voice be heard and ensure a full measure of justice is served.
Proposed $215 Million Federal Class Action Settlement Should Not Be Approved.The settlement is being challenged not just because the amount of money is completely inadequate, but also because crucial information about the case has still not been established. If the settlement is approved, the public will remain in the dark about
- 1. When USC first learned of Tyndall’s misconduct?
- 2. How often they were warned?
- 3. What administrators were involved?
- 4. Whether there was criminal conduct?
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Parallels Between Dr. Tyndall & Dr. Levy
The allegations raised against Dr. Tyndall in the recent LA Times article appear to be eerily similar to those raised by victims of Dr. Levy, including unnecessary and inappropriate probing, touching, sexualized remarks, and photography. JJS helped to successfully resolve the case against Dr. Levy through a then-record settlement. Our experience advocating for the rights of victims of sexual harassment and assault extends to successful litigation against Penn State University for failing to take action to prevent children and students from being sexually abused by football coach and serial molester Jerry Sandusky. Click here to see Howard Janet's interview with CNN's Piers Morgan; click here to see Mr. Janet speak with CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 regarding the case and click here to see Mr. Janet speak with MSNBC's John Roberts regarding the case.
Please read on to learn more about the allegations against Dr. Tyndall, including details surrounding his alleged misconduct and what to do if you think you might be a victim.
Dr. George Tyndall practiced gynecology at the USC Student Health Center for approximately 30 years. Allegations circulated for much of that tenure concerning Dr. Tyndall's “creepy” behavior and inappropriate medical practices of photographing women's genitals, conducting unnecessary full-body exams and inappropriately probing patients (among other allegations).
Despite numerous complaints of inappropriate behavior by Dr. Tyndall, news accounts raise questions about why USC officials allowed him to continue examining and treating University students. Finally, after decades of reported incidents and complaints from patients, co-workers, and other medical personnel, USC hired a Colorado-based firm to investigate the accusations against Dr. Tyndall. An expert cited in a LA Times article appears to have concluded that Dr. Tyndall “exhibited unprofessional and inappropriate behavior” and that "his pelvic exams were outside current standards of care.” Despite the findings of this investigation, USC officials allowed Tyndall to quietly resign in 2017 with severance pay and a "no finding" result of the investigation.
If you were a patient of Dr. Tyndall, you may have been a victim. Please click below to share your story and help ensure justice is served.
What is the Alleged "Inappropriate Behavior" by Dr. Tyndall?
According to the LA Times article, Dr. Tyndall engaged in a number of "unprofessional and inappropriate behaviors" with his patients, including:
1. Photographing patients' genitals
2. Making inappropriate comments or remarks about patients' bodies, sexual activities, ethnicities and religious beliefs
3. Requiring patients to submit to nude "full body" exams
4. Inappropriately "probing" patients with fingers during exams
5. Inappropriately touching or fondling patients' genitals or bodies during exams
6. Other behaviors that fall outside the expected standard of care for gynecologists
According to outside experts, the above actions and behaviors fall outside the expected standard of care for a gynecologist and are "very odd." At this time, the full extent of Dr. Tyndall's alleged misconduct is unknown -- and many victims may be unaware.
JJS is in the process of gathering additional details regarding the scope of Dr. Tyndall's alleged activities. If, at any time, you were a patient of Dr. Tyndall, you may be a victim and may have a case.
How Do I Know If I'm A Victim?
Dr. George Tyndall practiced gynecology at University of Southern California’s Student Health clinic for nearly 30 years, beginning in 1987.
During his tenure, Dr. Tyndall saw "thousands and thousands" of patients, many of whom were University students. After years of complaints and allegations against Dr. Tyndall from patients, colleagues and staff members, the University of Southern California finally suspended Tyndall in 2016. He formally resigned his post in June 2017. The University finally reported the accusations against Dr. Tyndall to the California Medical Board in a belated complaint in March, 2018.
If you were a patient of Dr. Tyndall, please contact the attorneys and medical experts at JJS or the attorneys at ASWT today to discuss your rights and make sure your voice is heard. Our team includes a board-certified OB/GYN, RN and former medical corpsman who can help determine if the treatment provided to you by Dr. Tyndall was appropriate and within the standard of care.
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As a patient, you should be able to trust that the doctors and medical professionals providing you with care are trustworthy, trained and professional individuals who have been thoroughly vetted and are providing appropriate care -- not physicians seeking to manipulate and exploit their patients. For too long, it appears USC allowed accusations and reports of inappropriate behavior and unlawful activity to circulate without taking appropriate action to ensure students were protected.
If you believe you were a victim of Dr. Tyndall, please contact the attorneys at Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC or Arias, Sanguinetti, Wang & Torrijos, LLP today. Any information you share with us is confidential and there is no obligation to move forward with a case. If you were a patient of Dr. Tyndall, don't suffer in silence - get the justice you deserve today.
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To ensure that victims of Dr. Tyndall are properly represented, JJS is proud to partner with California attorneys Mike Arias and Arnold C. Wang and their firm Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos, LLP. JJS lawyers are not admitted in CA but will be seeking court approval to be admitted for this litigation. JJS has received court approval to participate in other complex litigation matters in dozens of states across the country to date.
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BBC Press Coverage: Howard Janet Discusses The Claims Against USC & Dr. Tyndall
KABC Press Coverage: Dr. Tyndalls's Conduct is "Eerily Similar" To Dr. Levy, Who Abused Patients For Decades At Hopkins
AFP Press Coverage: Howard Janet: Dr. Tyndall Violated The Sacred Trust Between Physicians and Patients
CBL Press Coverage: JJS & ASWT File First CA Class Actions Against USC Regarding Dr. Tyndall's Misconduct
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