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Hagens Berman: As USC President Steps Down, More Women Join Class-Action Lawsuit Against University and Its Former Gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall

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Lawsuit grows to 44 women as class-action law firm continues fight
for women's rights and systemic change at USC

Attorneys at leading class-action law firm Hagens Berman are now
representing 44 women against the University of Southern California
(USC) and its former gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall, as the sexual
abuse case causes USC's president to step down.

If
you were in any way violated or treated inappropriately by USC's Dr.
Tyndall during a medical examination, find out more about the lawsuit
and your rights
.

"USC's response has been utterly abysmal, from its cover-up of Dr.
Tyndall's egregious actions, to its failure to report his behavior to
the public and to parents, and now to the long overdue stepping down of
its president, C. L. Max Nikias," said Steve Berman, managing partner
and co-founder of Hagens Berman. "Our class-action lawsuit seeks
systemic changes to USC's protocols and oversight, not just new
figureheads, but real impacts that will create a safer campus at USC and
at other universities vulnerable to this same string of abuse."

The law firm's latest class-action complaint filed on Aug. 9, 2018, in
the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, details
the rampant sexual abuse and violations of Dr. Tyndall, who subjected
his patients to inappropriate touching, unnecessary penetration with his
hands, lewd comments, photographing, and other acts of sexual
harassment. The university knew of his behavior since at least the 1990s.

Systemic change in this case could mean changes to USC medical
examination protocols, third-party oversight of USC's student health
center, and clear reporting requirements when any medical staff receives
a complaint or is witness to a breach of medical protocols – no matter
how small.

Were you violated by USC's Dr. George Tyndall?

Hagens Berman's expert legal team has compiled resources to help you
sort through the confusion and emotion of this case to find strength,
empowerment and clarity. Use our handy guides designed by our women
attorneys fighting for the rights of women:

"Our team of attorneys is full of women with a breadth of experience
speaking with – and fighting for – survivors of abuse, violence and
traumatic experiences, and our top priority is to empower and protect
anyone seeking our guidance in holding USC and Dr. Tyndall accountable,"
added Elizabeth Fegan, partner at Hagens Berman representing the
proposed class of women against USC and Dr. Tyndall.

Attorneys at Hagens Berman achieved a nationwide sexual harassment
settlement on behalf of 16,000 women and also tried the first ever
sexual harassment case in Washington state in 1985. The firm represents
multiple women on behalf of a class of all victims who were harassed or
otherwise assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, seeking to hold him and his
co-conspirators accountable for a years-long pattern of sexual
harassment and cover-ups.

Tell
us about your case today.

About
Hagens Berman

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP is a consumer-rights class-action law
firm with ten offices across the country. The firm has been named to the
National Law Journal's Plaintiffs' Hot List eight times. More about the
law firm and its successes can be found at https://www.hbsslaw.com.
Follow the firm for updates and news at @ClassActionLaw.

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