On January 6, 2020, U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson informed the parties in the George Tyndall litigation of his decision to approve the proposed federal class action settlement, and he appointed retired Judge Irma Gonzalez as Special Master to oversee claim evaluations and monetary distributions to class members. Once it is officially filed, Judge Wilson’s order resolves the claims of more than 18,000 women who were treated by Tyndall at the Student Health Center and formalizes a broad array of campus reforms.
FAQ Regarding George Tyndall Class Action Settlement
What is this lawsuit about?
The lawsuit concerns the actions of George Tyndall, former gynecologist employed at USC’s student health center from August 14, 1989 until June 21, 2016. In June 2019, the court granted preliminary approval for a $215 million federal class action settlement that will compensate individuals who received women’s health services from Tyndall at the student health center.
Anyone with questions about the settlement process can contact the court-appointed independent Settlement Administrator at info@USCTyndallSettlement.com or by telephone at 1-888-663-1718.
What is the current status of this lawsuit?
The Court indicated on January 6, 2020 its decision to order final approval for the federal class action settlement.
What are next steps?
The court-appointed Special Master and Settlement Administrator will begin the process of distributing tier 1 awards and evaluating tier 2 and 3 claims. For more information regarding key dates and next steps, www.USCTyndallSettlement.com for additional information.