General practitioner gets sued by her client's daughter for millions for allowing her birth

WION Web Team
London, United Kingdom Published: Nov 25, 2021, 05:51 PM(IST)

In this picture, Evie Toombes can be seen with her mother Caroline Toombes Photograph:( Twitter )

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Evie Toombes is a para-showjumping star in Lincolnshire that suffers from spina bifida since birth

A 20-year-old woman has sued her mother's general practitioner after he failed to tell her to take folic acid during pregnancy.

Evie Toombes is a para-showjumping star in Lincolnshire who suffers from spina bifida since birth. In this condition, there is a gap in the spine of a baby as it fails to develop in the womb.

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She has claimed that her mother's doctor, Philip Mitchell failed to prescribe her vital supplements which became the cause of her disease.

She has filed a lawsuit against Dr. Philip Mitchell who denies liability, claiming he gave Caroline 'reasonable advice.'

Her mother said ''He told me it was not necessary. I was advised that if I had a good diet previously, I would not have to take folic acid.''

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Due to her condition, Toombes had to spend some days connected to tubes for up to 24-hours-a-day.

Toombes has formed a career in showjumping despite her condition. She competes against both disabled and able-bodied riders.

She participated in ITV's show 'Hidden Disabilities: What's The Truth?' and also met Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018.

(With inputs from agencies)

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