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California Governor OKs Law Allowing Sexual Assault Victims More Time to Sue

October 4, 2019 – California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a bill into law that extends the statute of limitations for alleged sexual assault victims of former USC gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall to file claims seeking monetary damages for their injuries.

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What’s the Problem?

The bill was created in response to more than 400 allegations of sexual misconduct against Dr. Tyndall by former patients at USC, according to KTLA 5. Despite the large number of complaints, Tyndall is currently only charged with molesting 16 women, as California’s current statute of limitations bars most claims.

The current statute for damages resulting from a sexual assault on an adult victim is 10 years from the date of the last actionable conduct, or 3 years from the discovery of the resulting injury, whichever is later. The new law extends the time-frame for lawsuits alleging improper sexual contact or communications by a physician at a student health center between Jan. 1, 1988, and Jan. 1, 2017.

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With almost $1 Billion recovered on behalf of sexual abuse victims Nationwide, our law firms have the experience you need.

Manly, Stewart & Finaldi and The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP based in Southern California along with Washington, D.C.-based Schmidt & Clark, LLP expect numerous additional victims to come forward in the coming days and months, as the full details of Tyndall’s conduct and the negligence of the university are made public.

If you or a loved one believe you have been subjected to sexual assault, abuse, or harassment by Dr. George Tyndall or any other USC employee, we can help. All inquiries are absolutely confidential, and if you decide to pursue a claim, California law allows victims of sexual abuse or assault to remain nameless.

If you provide our firms the opportunity to represent you, you will not be responsible for any legal fees unless we achieve a settlement or judgment on your behalf.

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