It would absolutely wrong to laugh at this story. There is nothing at all funny about flatulence, especially when associated with public singing and an obvious attempt to smear a hard-working, highly trained mid-level working in a military facility.
The suit alleges that the Certified Nurse Midwife performed an episiotomy without consent or risk/benefit explanation, and that subsequently no physician was called to assess or repair.
“The Herbsts seek $2.5 million in damages for medical malpractice and loss of consortium.”
To use this truly sad story in an attempt to take cheap shots at expanding LELT roles, government-provided medicine, or note that another lawyer just won a new beach house would be wrong, sophomoric and I’m not going to do it.
“Plaintiff Amy Herbst was also advised that once the repair was performed all future pregnancies would require delivery by Cesarean section. When the plaintiff expressed her concern regarding the risk to her singing career posed by Cesarean section, health care providers encouraged her to consider potentially delaying the procedure until she (had) completed all of her reproduction.’ Accordingly, plaintiff Amy Herbst elected to postpone the repair of her perineum and anal sphincter,” the complaint reads. “As a result of her incontinence and excessive flatulence, plaintiff Amy Herbst has been unable to work as a professional opera singer.”
Nope, not me.