A Massachusetts lawyer says she received a warning letter after telling her client she could file a malpractice lawsuit if he wasn’t fully cooperating in a case.
Jennifer McBride says she sent the letter in December 2016 after receiving a letter from her client who was suffering from a serious medical condition.
She says her client, who suffers from ALS, told her the medical malformations could lead to a lawsuit.
McBride says he wasn�t fully cooperating.
In a letter, she wrote, �We are concerned that this client is not fully cooperative with our investigation and is requesting you to send a letter to the plaintiff requesting him to sign a declaration of intent to sue for malpractice.�McBride told The Associated Press that she said she sent that letter because she had concerns for the safety of her client.
She said she also sent a letter because the patient didn�t cooperate.
McBelis attorney, David Ritter, told The AP that his client had no idea the letter was coming.
He says his client was told by McBride that he would be charged with perjury if he didn�ts sign.
He said his client didn�s medical history showed no evidence of malpractice.
McBeths attorney, Andrew Toth, said the letter is wrong.
Toth said McBride’s letter was inaccurate.
The AP is not naming the lawyer because she�s not a named defendant.