Evie Toombes, who is a patient of Spina bifida, a spinal defect, sued her mother's doctor, Philip Mitchell for not advising her mother to give birth, as now she won the rights to millions in damages.
She was diagnose with the LMM (lipomyeleomingocele), the condition in which her spine and spinal cord did not grow properly in pregnancy resulting in permanent chronic impairment for which she had to linked to the tubes 24hours a day for many days.
Toombes stated that if Dr Mitchell had advised her mother that she needed to take folic acid supplements to reduce the danger of her baby developing spina bifida, she would have postponed pregnancy. This would have resulted in Evie's birth to the world.
The doctor, on the other hand, refuted all of the allegations, claiming that he gave her mother sound pregnancy guidance.
In the hearing, Evie's attorney stated that Caroline had seen Dr. Philip Mitcell to discuss her preparations to give birth to her first child in February 2001."Because she had lost her parents when she was young, this was a very precious decision to have a family," If the mother had known about the scenario, she would have waited to have a 'normal, healthy' child, according to the lawyer.
The court heard about Evie's life and how she is most likely to end up in a wheelchair as her movements grow more limited as she gets older. The case is still going and no conclusion has come out till date.
Despite her difficulties, she made her way out , Evie grew up to be a role model for persons with disabilities. She even met Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and also earns the Inspiration Young Person Award at a charity event in 2018. She runs her own website and teaches children and others about invisible disease at Nottingham University. She began her showjumping career when she was a teenager and even competed against impaired riders.