Showjumper sues mother’s GP for inadequate advice that led to her spina bifidaBMJ 2021; 375 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2919 (Published 26 November 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2919
- Clare Dyer
- The BMJ
A showjumper with a spinal defect is suing her mother’s GP in a landmark case, arguing that if he had given proper advice, she would never have been conceived or born.
Evie Toombes, 20, was born with a defect causing spinal cord tethering. She has limited mobility and is doubly incontinent but has become a prominent showjumper who aims to compete in the Paralympic Games.
The law bars children born with disabilities from arguing …