Kellogg & Van Aken LLP has secured a global settlement with the University of Southern California (“USC”) and former USC men’s health physician Dennis A. Kelly on behalf of 80 former patients who allege that Dennis Kelly discriminated against, harassed, and sexually assaulted, battered, and abused them during men’s health examinations while they were students at USC. Kellogg & Van Aken served as plaintiffs’ liaison counsel and represented the largest number of claimants (57).
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Kellogg & Van Aken successfully negotiated a pre-litigation settlement with UCLA in the amount of $1,125,000 on behalf of three patients of UCLA’s former men’s health physician Dennis Kelly. The claimants alleged that Dennis Kelly sexually assaulted, battered, and abused them during their visits with him at the UCLA Student Health Center while they were students at UCLA. In 2020, a UCLA Special Committee reviewed UCLA’s response to allegations of sexual misconduct, including allegations of sexual misconduct by Dr. Dennis Kelly, and prepared a report of its findings and recommendations. To see a copy of the report, click here
Dennis Kelly was a physician at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 1983 to 2002, the University of Southern California (USC) from 1997 to 2018, and California State University Northridge (CSUN) from 2002 to 2019. Kellogg & Van Aken served as lead counsel in litigation against Dr. Dennis Kelly and USC and successfully represented dozens of his former patients from USC and UCLA. If you were a patient of Dr. Dennis Kelly at UCLA, USC, or CSUN and would like more information, please call us or fill out our contact form for a free and confidential consultation.
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Inappropriate rectal examinations and genital examinations
Offensive commenting regarding sexual practices and sexual orientation
Inappropriate questioning and commenting
Unnecessary medical testing
Unnecessary medical procedures
Unnecessary medical examinations
Homophobic treatment of patients
Shaming of male on male sexual practices