According to the Associated Press, in a story that is catching national attention, a Nashville Opera Company singer is suing the federal government over a childbirth operation at a military post, which she claims caused problems that have threatened her career.
The AP reported that Amy Herbst, and her husband, former Army Staff Sgt. James Herbst, said a nurse-midwife at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell, Ky., caused her injuries during the birth of her son in February 2012 when the nurse performed an episiotomy.
An episiotomy is a procedure in which a surgical incision on a woman at the perineum and the posterior vaginal wall takes place during second stage of labor. It is suppose to allow more room for birth and less tearing for the woman.
Herbst claims that the nurse made the incision without consent and that attempts to repair it have failed. She now claims that she is unable to perform her opera work because of “incontinence and excessive flatulence.”
The couple filed the lawsuit in a Cincinnati courthouse on January 16. They are seeking $2.5 million for negligence, pain and suffering, embarrassment and loss of income.
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Medical professionals have a duty to protect their patients. In this case, a woman can no longer continue her profession because of the alleged mistakes of her healthcare provider. Surgical errors and other forms of medical malpractice can result in catastrophic injuries, which may require costly rehabilitation and therapy.
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