Re: Extreme Case - Negotiate First
it sounds like you are attempting to blackmail him into paying you for something. Anytime you make reporting a person, or actually not reporting them contingent upon you receiving money, you are risking being charged with extortion.
If you want to report him, report him. If you have a valid malpractice suit, go for it. Don't try to make this a "I won't tell if..." issue. That is illegal.
Oh, I see, you are beyond the statute of limitations and still want money from the doctor.
looking more and more like extortion to me.
then write him a letter explaining it to him. Just don't threaten to report him if he doesn't pay you money.
. This individual need to recognize his blunder
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.