Woman wins millions after suing mom’s doctor for letting her be born her life was an ongoing struggle she achieved many things but every accolade came with constant suffering life is a precious thing for one woman though the gift of life has been fraught with challenges that could have been avoided placing her trust in the wrong person her daughter now fights for her life daily [Music] for uk resident caroline toombs conceiving a child at the age of 30 had proven difficult as her health had not been without complications caroline sought a doctor’s advice
before taking this step everything seemed to be going positively at first unknown to her at the time though she would come to deeply regret this decision if you have not done so already please subscribe to our channel and click that Notification bell to get inspired by these real life stories every day now back to the story he should have been more thorough or at least less reckless with his advice as a result caroline’s initial excitement at trying to conceive did not last long after being given the green light to try this was soon marred by some puzzling exchanges with her doctor she chose to trust him a decision that would later haunt her Caroline was first troubled by her doctor when he told her to just keep trying she understood this would increase her chances of conceiving but found the advice to be a little blunt regardless she was happy to overlook this but the
next piece of advice she was given would irreversibly alter the course of her life in modern gynecological practice it has become a standard of care to advise pre-expectant expectant and pregnant Mothers to take folic acid supplements these vital supplements have proven invaluable in averting fetal complications and have a wide range of benefits on the flip side as caroline found out not taking them can prove disastrous blissfully unaware caroline accepted her doctor’s advice that supplements were unnecessary she conceived a short while later her daughter av toombs was born in 2001 born with spina bifida evie was Destined to struggle with
crippling health complications for the rest of her life tragically these would not be the only battles the child would have to endure due to her condition evie is forced to spend most of her life connected to tombs she additionally has challenges walking and must suffer the indignity of constant bladder and bowel problems evie toombs was no ordinary young woman though refusing to be stifled by her Condition evie chose to fight back despite the adversities eevee turned her love for horses into a career remarkably she’s a paris show jumper competing professionally in both disabled and able-bodied versions of the sport despite this her health problems still drastically limit her potential not one to back down from challenges evie decided to fight for her dignity
in a groundbreaking way evie’s condition does worsen and she’ll Need a wheelchair soon finding it unacceptable that her suffering could have been averted she resolved to seek justice wanting to ensure that others were protected from the same fate her proposed solution was first considered outrageous and radical instead it created history and set a new legal precedent in the uk taking her matter to court evie contended that had caroline been properly advised on the benefits of Folic acid supplements she would not have rushed her pregnancy the doctor involved chose to fight the case and argued that his advice was reasonable this may have been a run-of-the-mill
medical negligence matter but evie shocked everyone with her true argument caroline’s testimony confirmed that if she had known about folic acid supplements she would not have rushed to conceive so fast essentially this meant that evie’s case was predicated on an Argument that the doctor should never have allowed her to be born the big question remained how would the court respond to such a radical strategy amazingly judge rosalind qc agreed and ruled that had caroline been advised to take folic acid supplements she would have delayed pregnancy resulting in a normal healthy baby to cap things off the court awarded evie millions in compensatory
damages as momentous as this victory has been it was not the end Of her struggles since the beginning of the pandemic evie has faced new challenges unable to consistently gain access to life-saving and travenous feeding and in-hospital treatments keeping her condition stable has been an uphill battle ever since evie’s resilience has always been her greatest strength and her effervescent character continues to shine in spite of these problems through all her adversities evie has Weathered every storm and come out with some jaw jaw-dropping accomplishments
her numerous show jumping awards were just the tip of the iceberg additionally evie has also been recognized with a british citizen youth award and is regularly featured in the prestigious horse and hound magazine all this was still aside from her biggest accomplishment being such an extraordinary young woman evie was presented with a well-child award for Mentoring children with disabilities and writing a children’s book at the wellchild ceremony evie got to meet the former duke and duchess of sussex her story continues to inspire others in line with her ethos her motto is to find a way not an excuse.