Erica Thomas died in 1984 three days after having a minor foot operation when a junior doctor cut away part of the plaster cast around her leg – freeing an undetected blood clot that fatally travelled to her heart and lungs.
The General Medical Council (GMC) said the doctor’s decision to remove some of the plaster was potential misconduct - but ruled the medic could not face a tribunal because the incident was too long ago.Gosh! What an unfamiliar concept these days, at least in other matters…
Mrs Venner said: “I want an apology for my girl. I want to be able to say I have done the best by her. Back in the 1980s, people didn’t question doctors, doctors knew best. I thought they were doing the right thing.
“When I saw on the news what all the Hillsborough families were going through, I realised I could also ask for all the documents on Erica’s treatment.”Ah, but you see, you don’t get the same fawning treatment as the Hillsborough families, because the police can’t be attacked here, only the sainted NHS, and all nurses are angels of mercy, eh?