Lieff Cabraser is investigating reports of charges filed in Southern California against a former UCLA staff gynecologist accused of sexual battery and exploitation of female patients at UCLA. At least two former patients of Dr. James Mason Heaps have come forward to file complaints alleging sexual exploitation and sexual battery against Dr. Heaps, complaints that UCLA declined to make public for almost two years. It remains unclear if UCLA’s suppression of the complaints led to additional female UCLA students/UCLA gynecological services patients being harassed and molested by Dr. Heaps at UCLA.
Sexual Assault & Abuse Lawyers at Lieff Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser represents the class of thousands of women who allege they were sexually abused, harassed, and molested by gynecologist George Tyndall, M.D., while they were students at University of Southern California from the 1990s through 2016. The pending settlement in that case, valued at $215 million, will require USC to adopt and implement procedures for identification, prevention, and reporting of sexual and racial misconduct, as well as recognize all of Tyndall’s patients through a $215 million fund that gives every survivor a choice in how to participate with a highest award tier of $250,000 for women willing and able to provide an interview substantiating their claim.
Contact Partner Annika K. Martin About Your Case
Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin is leading the investigation for our firm on behalf of women who may have suffered abuse and harassment by Dr. James Mason Heaps at UCLA. You can contact Annika by telephone at 415 956-1000 or you can use the confidential form below. There is no charge or obligation for the consultation, and all information will be held in the strictest confidence.