The Audacity of USC. And What You Can Do About It.

By September 21, 2018 Sexual Violence

Allegations of misconduct started in the 1990s.

Eight complaints were formally lodged against Tyndall between 2000 and 2014: inappropriate touching, lewd comments about the patients’ sex lives and bodies — and even photos taken while unclothed.

Enough red flags to get SOMEONE’S attention.

And yet The University of Southern California allowed Tyndall to continue to practice until 2016 when a nurse reported him to the rape crisis center. A university investigation concluded a year later that his conduct amounted to sexual harassment and then declined to fire him or report him to the California Medical Board but allowed him to resign with a financial payout after 27 years as the sole gynecologist at the campus clinic.

At the time of his “retirement,” no current or former students were notified about the investigation’s finding and it was only when The New York Times started talking to employees about Tyndall did the school report him to the state medical board.

His license was suspended in August of 2018.

If you are a woman, you should be livid mad at the lackadaisical and indifferent attitude shown by USC. But you shouldn’t be surprised. This is the same attitude we have seen displayed by Larry Nassar’s “protectors” at U.S.A.G. and it’s the same attitude playing out now in Washington D.C. as Christine Blasey Ford struggles to be heard.

We are sick of it. And we need — not just to talk about it — but to fight back. 

We believe that the most effective way to fight is by taking legal action.  

This isn’t about hiring fancy lawyers with TV personalities and paying them mightily to file your lawsuit. It also isn’t about “coming out” publicly about what happened to you.

It is about working with nationally recognized plaintiff lawyers who are willing to help you fight back on a contingency fee basis, meaning that they front all costs of working for you, and are only ever compensated through a percentage of the settlement if they successfully win or settle for you.

We are working with those lawyers to help USC survivors, just as we have worked with women hurt by Nassar, the Catholic Church and other entities.

Our wish for you:

If you were hurt by Tyndall please don’t sweep aside what happened. Speak up to demand change. 

If you were hurt, learn your potential legal options by contacting us at A Case for Women by submitting this form or texting us at 517.234.4160. 

We are here for you. 

– Susan

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