On December 18, 2020, 62CBS Detroit reported:
CBS Detroit – Two legislators are fighting to help victims of sexual abuse by a University of Michigan doctor have the legal recourse to sue the university. According to Mlive, there is currently a statute of limitations of three years for people abused while receiving medical care.
Representatives Ryan Berman R-Commerce Twp. and Karen Whitsett, D-Detroit, have reintroduced House Bills 6237 and 6238 that if passed, would lift the statute of limitations of sexual abuse but also limit the circumstances an institution could declare governmental immunity under the circumstances someone who was abused by someone in the medical field.
Sauder Schelkopf serves as court appointed Interim Co-Class Counsel in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of individuals who suffered sexual abuse by Dr. Robert E. Anderson, the former director of University Health Service and a former athletic team physician, who worked at the University of Michigan from 1968 until his retirement in 2003. He died in 2008. Sauder Schelkopf currently represents many survivors of sexual misconduct in the Ohio State Dr. Richard Strauss class action lawsuit, which the media says has “uncanny parallels” to the UM Dr. Anderson.
Sauder Schelkopf has a nationally recognized sexual misconduct litigation practice. Our former prosecutors have extensive experience representing victims of all ages.
- Sauder Schelkopf, and co-counsel, recently reached a $215 million settlement on behalf of female patients of Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist at the University of Southern California accused of sexual misconduct since the 1990s.
- We currently represent survivors of clergy sexual abuse in dioceses throughout the country.
- We have a class action lawsuit pending on behalf of males who were victims of sexual misconduct by Dr. Richard Strauss, the Ohio State team doctor, while they were students and student-athletes at Ohio State University.
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