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Is there any reason you think this would be a criminal offence?
If this is just a false statement in a newspaper alone then that is a civil matter.
The criminal law doesn't cover it.
Misrepresentation of a medical record depends on the circumstances. On the face of it, there is no offence. A person is perfectly free to lie about their medical condition as far as the criminal law goes.
The only exception I can think of is lying to an employer in circumstances where they could not otherwise have been offered work and that would be fraud arguably but it would never be prosecuted.
If you can be more specific I may be able to offer more.
The doctor would not have committed a criminal offence. There might well be professional negligence issues and misconduct but that isn't crime.
There is no crime covering an untruth in a newspaper.
Yes, I am.
No, it is not a criminal offence.
I'm really sorry but I am not going to be able to tell you that a criminal offence has been committed here on the facts that you present.
Shipman was killing people. That is a criminal offence.
That is not what is happening here.
There are no criminal offences here.
There may be a civil claim.
Yes, I'm still here.
I cannot really give you a different answer though.
As I have said, this is a civil matter.
OK. Best of luck with this.
Although, may I make clear that I am not saying this is a criminal offence because it is not.
Yes, you mention that.
It does not.
Best of luck with this.
I am really sorry but I am not going to be able to tell you that there is criminal liability here.
There is just plain not.
Negligence is not a crime. I can only say this so many times.
I am sorry.