Woman sues Seattle psychiatrist accused of sex with patients
By Vanessa Ho
April 7, 2011
A Seattle psychiatrist accused by the state of having sex with two patients has been sued by one of his patients, who said his actions caused her “severe psychological and emotional injury.”
Last week, the state’s Medical Quality Assurance Commission suspended the license of Richard T. Adamson, after accusing him of having sex with two female patients and disclosing the contents of their therapy sessions to other patients.
Much of the woman’s lawsuit, filed Monday in King County Superior Court, echoes the state’s accusations. Adamson had treated her for depression for about five years, beginning in 2004, during which time she revealed she had been sexually abused by her father, the state said…