An Oregon man who was depressed over his failing marriage went to his family physician for help — only to learn the doc was having an affair with his wife, according to a new lawsuit.
The patient, 47-year-old Pierson Tone, is now seeking $2.9 million from longtime Bend, Ore., doctor Ronald Rosen in a lawsuit alleging professional negligence, The Bulletin of Bend reported.
“As a result of (Rosen’s) conduct, plaintiff sustained emotional distress including … the loss of his marriage and emotional and social destruction of his family,” states the suit, filed Monday in Deschutes County Circuit Court.
Tone, a songwriter and Merrill Lynch financial advisor — who’s also the grandson of Hollywood actor Franchot Tone — claims the doctor began seeing his wife at some point between 2015 and 2018, when the couple and their two kids were patients of Rosen’s clinic.
In November 2018, the dejected husband went to Rosen to treat his blues, which he said were caused by stress from his souring relationship.
Rosen, who’s also a “certified Laughter Yoga leader,” prescribed Tone marijuana and CBD, as well as herbs and breathing techniques, the suit states.
Later, Tone found out the doc had been involved with his wife for an “extended” period of time — and the couple divorced, according to the complaint.
Rosen, who didn’t return messages from the local newspaper, has been licensed to practice medicine in Oregon since 1991, and also offers a range of holistic alternatives.
He’s married with two daughters, according to his website, which also describes him as an avid yoga and Tai chi practitioner.
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