Class Action Settlement

From Interim President Wanda M. Austin (February 12, 2019)

“I am encouraged by today’s settlement filing, which takes another important step in healing our community. Every affected individual is a member of the Trojan family and we care deeply about their wellbeing. Providing a fair and respectful resolution to as many former, impacted patients as possible, and making impactful changes that strengthen our university continues to be our top priorities.”

University Statement (February 12, 2019)

In addition to the monetary relief offered in this settlement, USC continues to make sweeping changes to prevent all forms of misconduct on campus, including establishing an Office of Professionalism and Ethics and an Office of Ombuds Services. The university is also strengthening operating and oversight procedures at the Student Health Center including making female physicians available to all patients, and engaging an Independent Women’s Health Advocate to ensure any complaints of improper conduct are investigated and resolved by appropriate university officials and authorities, among others. For a complete list of changes and mitigations completed and underway, please visit https://change.usc.edu/change-progress-dashboard-grid/.


From Interim President Wanda M. Austin (October 19, 2018)

“As of October 19, 2018, the university has reached agreement in principle on a $215 million class action settlement that will compensate students who received women’s health services from Dr. George Tyndall at USC’s student health center.

Our Board of Trustees supports this settlement, which was reached in collaboration with plaintiffs’ counsel, and which will provide relief to those who have been impacted by this difficult experience. By doing so, we hope that we can help our community move collectively toward reconciliation. I regret that any student ever felt uncomfortable, unsafe, or mistreated in any way as a result of the actions of a university employee.”

Please read the complete statement for detailed information:

Statement from Interim President Wanda M. Austin Concerning Tyndall Class Action Lawsuit (October 19, 2018)

Please see the links below for additional information.

Statement from Rick J. Caruso, USC Board of Trustees Chair, Concerning Tyndall Class Action Settlement (October 19, 2018)