It can be difficult to estimate how much the University of Southern California (USC) sexual abuse lawsuit is worth. However, we invite you to contact our firm for a free case evaluation. Andy Rubenstein of D. Miller & Associates, PLLC is representing more than 100 plaintiffs in women against USC. Our firm has the staff and resources to seek financial recovery that you may be entitled to receive.
If you were a student at USC at any time from 1989 to 2016 and were a patient of gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall at the student health center, you deserve to know your legal options. This includes your right to a potential recovery in a USC sexual assault claim.
USC Sexual Abuse Lawsuits Name George Tyndall and the University
To date, more than 700 women have come forward with personal stories of abuse or assault by Dr. Tyndall.
A sexual abuse lawsuit filed on your behalf will name both Tyndall and USC as liable parties for the following reasons:
- There is considerable evidence that USC was aware of sexual abuse reports against an employee but allowed him to continue medical exams of female students.
- As Tyndall’s employer, USC is responsible for any potential illegal conduct of its employees while they are at work.
- The university allowed Tyndall to quietly resign without reporting his behavior to proper authorities despite dozens of allegations against him.
Statute of Limitations for a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
George Tyndall’s alleged sexual abuse spanned three decades. He was allowed to keep his position as a gynecologist at USC’s student health center despite many allegations of sexual abuse.
Most states have a deadline that limits how long you have to file a sexual abuse lawsuit. Our lawyers can tell you more about the statute of limitations and advise you of potential next steps.
Potential Financial Recovery
Sexual abuse hurts its victims physically and emotionally. That is why you are encouraged to talk to a USC sexual abuse lawyer to discuss your legal options.
There are two kinds of damages that you may be entitled to receive: special and general. Special damages are calculable values such as:
- Medical expenses that include physical and psychological treatment and therapies
- Loss of wages
- Loss of potential future income if you are unable to work at the same level prior to the sexual abuse or assault
General damages are less concrete but often comprise a major part of damages in a sexual abuse lawsuit. They may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
It is challenging to place an exact amount on a sexual abuse lawsuit. You are welcome to call our firm for a free case evaluation. The lawyers at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC work on a contingency basis only.
What You May Expect From Our Firm
Your story deserves to be heard. Alleged sexual abusers like George Tyndall and the institutions that enabled him must be held accountable. Our process for seeking financial recovery on your behalf might include:
- Requesting medical, registrar and admissions information confirming you were a student at USC between 1989 and 2016.
- Accessing health records from your current healthcare provider (with your permission) that support our claim of pain and suffering and other damages.
- Tracking down potential witnesses who may be able to verify your version of events.
- Taking a detailed account of the alleged abuse in your own words.
- Getting a medical evaluation of your physical and emotional well-being.
Since 2002, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC has stood for plaintiffs injured by someone’s intentional or reckless behavior. Andy Rubenstein of D. Miller & Associates, PLLC represents several USC sexual abuse plaintiffs. We are a law firm committed to the highest standards of confidentiality and respect for our clients. Your phone calls and emails will be answered promptly. You do not have to worry about going through this process alone.
Hope and Help for Sexual Abuse Survivors
We encourage you to reach out to available resources including the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). RAINN has helped more than three million people in the last 25 years with links to counselors, support groups, and healthcare professionals.
You are not alone. If you were a patient of Dr. George Tyndall at USC, you could qualify for financial recovery. While a sexual assault victim lawyer cannot know what your individual USC sexual abuse lawsuit is worth, we can defend your right to financial recovery. Please call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at (713) 850-8600 for a free case evaluation.