Re: "It was happening right under his nose"
Well, we don't actually know that he was aware of the far more serious concerns being raised by other doctors/consultants to management - the same management that reportedly spent the next 11 months trying to reinstate her! [bolding mine] It could be that at that moment, Dr. Choc was defending a colleague/possible love interest from what he believed was spurious gossip about being possible negligence. LL was seen (AFAIAA) by much of the few fellow staff and management as hard working and very capable. So why wouldn't he?
So, given that the management knew about the more serious concerns put forward by several doctors and consultants, and reacted in the way
they did they didn't - why cast aspersions on Dr. Choc, who for all we know, didn't know about the aforementioned?
To add to this, we heard early on in the trial from another consultant who was also junior at the time, who said he didn’t realise how out of the ordinary the collapses were until he experienced working in a different hospital, then he suddenly realised how abnormal it had been at COCH.
Dr Choc could be suffering the same delusion, saying “it’s not you, it’s the babies” because he knew no better at that moment.
JMO. I do believe his judgement was probably clouded by his feelings for LL to an extent, but I don’t think he was a complete fool.
Edit: just read that he’d worked “everywhere in the region”, so most of what I’ve written here is probably nonsense!
2nd Edit: Aaaannd I also missed he has actual older children. I am more confused as ever about this doctor. No wonder he’s staying anonymous..