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Show jumper wins case against mother’s GP for “wrongful conception” that resulted in her disability

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: (Published 03 December 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2999
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A show jumper born with a neural tube defect has won a landmark case against a GP in the first successful “wrongful conception” case brought by a person with a disability.1

Evie Toombes, 20, sued Philip Mitchell, arguing that she would never have been conceived had he given her mother the proper advice about the role of folic acid supplements before and during pregnancy.2

Toombes was born with a lipomyelomeningocele, a form of neural tube defect, and underwent spinal cord …

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