Following USC Scandal, Medical Ethicists And Doctors Talk Best Ways To Make Gynecological Patients Feel Safer
“When you have hundreds of people who either didn’t report it, or slowly reported it to only fall on deaf ears, it just speaks to a very broken system in medicine,” said Dr. Sheryl Ross, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Santa Monica.
Los Angeles Times:
USC Scandal Sparks A Reckoning In Gynecology: How To Better Protect Patients?
For some USC students who visited campus gynecologist George Tyndall, it was obvious right away that something was wrong. They said he touched them in inappropriate ways, made bizarre comments and acted unprofessionally. Others said they left feeling uneasy but weren’t sure what to make of Tyndall’s behavior. It wasn’t until the Los Angeles Times revealed years of misconduct allegations against the doctor that these patients said they began to come to terms with those exams. (Karlamangla, 6/25)