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No the patient is not likely to complain. We believe that she was reluctant to sign the form. Now that the matter is advanced, she claims to have signed it.
One hand writing expert confirms that there is 'strong evidence that she did not sign the form, from comparisons we gave. The other hand writing expert says she could have signed the form, but there was there was evidence of heavy tracing'
What would be your opinion on the validity of a complaint, and the complaint is based on the husbands signature [which can be fraud or forging or more]
I just needed to confirm that 'he forged her signature'.
Can person1 legally permit a another person2 to sign person1's signature?
Just a fine clarification of your last point if you dint mind: You can permit me to sign something on your behalf BUT with my signature NOT forging yours?
I know of situations where my wife collects money from the bank for her mother - but she had to have her signature accepted for this purpose by the bank - which I believe is what you mean by - 'on your behalf'
I am sorry that I have not requested what I really need.
'On behalf' - can it be with a forged signature, albeit with prospective or retrospective consent?
I sent you a new question on 15/12/14, which remains unanswered
What is the legal status of this situation: A client's husband forges the signature on a 'complaint form' [for example a GMC complaints form]. I understand that the wife can complain. But assume she does not complain, and can give retrospective permission to the forgery.
Does the person who has been affected by this forgery [with retrospective consent] have any rights, especially if he has lost his career?
Is forgery of this kind a crime?
The complaint was that I presented invoices for 'work' that was done, but that it was sent to intimidate because the invoices were posted to arrive on a Saturday morning and no contract had been signed about the clinical services.
This led the GMC to throw a wide net. This brought up other issues. I left because I was a private practitioner, and no source of salary. I have to do something else to feed my family. After 18 months of investigation, the charges are very benign. At my first oral defence by myself, on 13/10/14, the suspension was lifted within 40 minutes.
My defence was that the complaint was malicious because I was unhappy with the arrangements for patient safety and was expelled from of a joint business of building a hospital, and we settled on that.
I am allowed to return to work BUT will need to re-build my private practice, if I can. It was build from1994, and was very successful
I am grateful for your answer.