Sauder Schelkopf filed a class action lawsuit in July 2018 against Ohio State University (OSU) on behalf of former students and student-athletes who were sexually abused by Dr. Richard Strauss, who worked for OSU from the mid-1970s to the 1990s. Strauss died in 2005; however, hundreds of male students and student-athletes have come forward to share their experiences. An independent report found that “Strauss sexually abused at least 177 male student-patients he was charged with treating as a University physician – many in his capacity as a physician with the University Athletics Department; some in his capacity as a physician in OSU’s Student Health Center; and others in connection with his other pursuits, including purported ‘medical studies.'” The report further found that “University personnel had knowledge of Strauss’ sexual abusive treatment of male student-patients as early as 1979, but that complaints and reports about Strauss’ conduct were not elevated beyond the Athletics Department or Student Health until 1996.”
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Read the complaint here.
The Report of the Independent Investigation can be read here.
Sauder Schelkopf has significant experience fighting for victims of sexual misconduct. Our former prosecutors have extensive litigation experience and currently represent victims of sexual abuse throughout the country, including clergy sexual abuse. We have numerous class action lawsuits pending throughout the country on behalf of victims of sexual misconduct including:
- 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 sexually assaulting students since the 1990s.
- Female patients of gynecologist Dr. Patrick Sutton of Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California accused of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments during examinations and deliveries.
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