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(Daily Mail)   Opera singer sues after botched episiotomy gives her excessive flatulence, leaving her unable to work. This ain't over until the fart lady sings   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 75
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2014-01-22 07:54:22 PM
But Mrs Herbst claims that Williams carried out the procedure at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell, Kentucky


An Army Doctor screwed up?! No way! Don't get me wrong, they have some excellent combat surgeons that can save a helluva lot more people than previous wars. However, my doctor screwed my knee up something fierce. So, yeah... Not a huge fan of the Army medical community.

Good luck, lady.
 
2014-01-22 08:37:36 PM
static.guim.co.uk
ASSHOLE-A-MEEEE-OOO!
*FRAAAAP-P-P-P*

Gawd-dammit!
 
2014-01-22 08:39:40 PM
Le Pétomane was a huge act, back in the day.
 
2014-01-22 09:37:41 PM
An episiotomy, which involves cutting the tissue between the vagina and anus, is carried out to help deliver the baby and when the skin is at danger of tearing.

Taint that a shame....
 
2014-01-22 09:46:07 PM
FTFAshe 'began to experience fecal urgency and incontinence, including periodic leaking of stool and excessive flatulence,'...she met with a nurse and 'complained she could feel gas coming out of her vagina and was also experiencing difficulty controlling bowel movements.'Mrs Herbst had suffered a 'complete breakdown of the episiotomy and perineum and the external sphincter is disrupted and the vagina and rectum are basically connected without any perineal body,' the lawsuit claims.

Mein gott. She now has a cloaca.

I think 2.5 M is too low for this.
 
2014-01-22 10:01:47 PM
The lawsuit claims that Herbst, a mezzo-soprano, is now unable to work as a professional opera singer. She has performed with the Nashville Opera Company.Now she's more of a messy soprano.  Next time Kinky Friedman is in town, look him up.  He might be interested in performing a duet of "Proud To Be An Asshole From El Paso."


As for you Sergeant Herbst, this is for you
www.bosssafety.com
Carry On Fartly
 
2014-01-22 10:56:25 PM
fta 'At no time during the labor and delivery process was [she] informed about the possible need for or the risks and benefits of an episiotomy,'

A) 'During the delivery process' is not the right time to expect women to make well-reasoned decisions.

B) Have you never heard of the 'Throw in an extra stitch for Daddy' rule?
 
2014-01-22 11:01:47 PM
RIP, Fart Lady

/Double fart pun ftw?
 
2014-01-22 11:09:39 PM
It's pretty interesting that "lack of consortium" is an actionable offense. Never knew that.

You can sue somebody whose actions prevented you from having sex with your wife through injury.

Seems weird to me.
 
2014-01-22 11:10:08 PM
First solid 2014 HOTY contender I've seen. But I've missed a bunch of headlines so don't get too worked up.

Bravo/brava Subby!
 
2014-01-22 11:11:23 PM
Now starring in Mozart's masterpiece, The Magic Toot.
 
2014-01-22 11:14:10 PM
It's not everyone that can provide their own bass accompaniment

/with the occasional high note
 
2014-01-22 11:15:08 PM

JerkyMeat: An episiotomy, which involves cutting the tissue between the vagina and anus, is carried out to help deliver the baby and when the skin is at danger of tearing.

Taint that a shame....


Today I learned that that procedure apparently exists, and that 'vaginal tearing' is a real thing.
 
2014-01-22 11:15:48 PM
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2014-01-22 11:16:33 PM
I don't know, seems to me that Yoko Ono's made a pretty successful career out of flatulate singing.
 
2014-01-22 11:19:58 PM

NewportBarGuy: But Mrs Herbst claims that Williams carried out the procedure at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell, Kentucky


An Army Doctor screwed up?! No way! Don't get me wrong, they have some excellent combat surgeons that can save a helluva lot more people than previous wars. However, my doctor screwed my knee up something fierce. So, yeah... Not a huge fan of the Army medical community.

Good luck, lady.


Oh, the surgeons in the Army, they say we're mighty bright. We work on soldiers through the day and nurses through the night.
 
2014-01-22 11:20:15 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: It's not everyone that can provide their own bass accompaniment

/with the occasional high note


See, that's what I wanted to say.
She should embrace this. Make it her own!

LA!LA!LA!LAAAA!!!
Pfft-ft-ft-ftTtTtTt

/story is actually messed up
 
2014-01-22 11:27:32 PM
Obligatory
The Farting Preacher
 
2014-01-22 11:36:50 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It's pretty interesting that "lack of consortium" is an actionable offense. Never knew that.

You can sue somebody whose actions prevented you from having sex with your wife through injury.

Seems weird to me.


There's also a weird law that allows you to sue the other person if your wife has an affair and leaves the marriage. Rarely enforced, though I think this is a good case that justifies the law.

/expectant management of labor beats active management of labor every time
//childbirth is chaos the body can (98% of the time) resolve on its own; it does not require constant intervention
///I'll stop there before I really let the crazy in me out
 
2014-01-22 11:40:19 PM
Seriously, that would be a living nightmare.  Anyone who farts more than me has me most sincere sympathies.  That poor woman.
 
2014-01-22 11:40:27 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: It's pretty interesting that "lack of consortium" is an actionable offense. Never knew that.

You can sue somebody whose actions prevented you from having sex with your wife through injury.

Seems weird to me.


It's not just sex. Some cases have been over loss of companionship when a family member was killed. As I recall, without Googling, someone even claimed loss of consortium because his dog was killed. I whole-heartedly support that claim.

/don't fark with my dog, asshole.
 
2014-01-22 11:42:25 PM
How does having a cut pooper generate gas?  That has to come from inside.

Or are we talking pussy farts?
 
2014-01-22 11:43:02 PM
 
2014-01-22 11:45:36 PM

Farty McPooPants: Obligatory
The Farting Preacher


oh dear god!
 
2014-01-22 11:47:50 PM
Taint that a cryin' shame...
 
2014-01-22 11:47:50 PM

Sgygus: Le Pétomane was a huge act, back in the day.


I remember reading about that guy a couple years ago. Just goes to show you that even when you get older, sometimes a fart is funny.
 
2014-01-22 11:48:02 PM

a particular individual: It's not just sex. Some cases have been over loss of companionship when a family member was killed. As I recall, without Googling, someone even claimed loss of consortium because his dog was killed. I whole-heartedly support that claim.

/don't fark with my dog, asshole.


I have dogs, but that law is still really confusing to me.

I guess it's helpful when the cops bust in and shoot all of your pets in the face.
 
2014-01-22 11:51:04 PM
I made the mistake of checking the wiki...

Yeah, I can see how this would be a problem. But really, you'd think they'd have this figured out.
 
2014-01-22 11:52:08 PM
Midas Mufflers?
 
2014-01-22 11:57:59 PM

Bucky Katt: Farty McPooPants: Obligatory
The Farting Preacher

oh dear god!


Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Jesus.  Thank you, Jesus.
 
2014-01-22 11:58:38 PM
Midwives carry out the procedure much less than obstetricians.

Assuming "less" modifies "frequently" - uh, yeah, I hope so.
 
2014-01-23 12:03:01 AM

studebaker hoch: How does having a cut pooper generate gas?  That has to come from inside.

Or are we talking pussy farts?


Maybe because the anus isn't as tight, and therefore is unable to hold gas in as well as before?

/I have no idea, 100% speculation
 
2014-01-23 12:28:55 AM
Who in 2014 has an episiotomy?  I thought episiotomies went the way of blood-letting...
 
2014-01-23 12:30:39 AM

Monster Island: studebaker hoch: How does having a cut pooper generate gas?  That has to come from inside.

Or are we talking pussy farts?

Maybe because the anus isn't as tight, and therefore is unable to hold gas in as well as before?

/I have no idea, 100% speculation


Was it remarkable?
 
2014-01-23 12:31:22 AM

Notabunny: Have you never heard of the 'Throw in an extra stitch for Daddy' rule?


I know someone who got that "extra stitch."   Sex was excruciating for her for years following the birth of her kid, and she did everything she could to avoid it.  No surprise: eventually, she and her husband divorced.
 
2014-01-23 12:42:57 AM
And this is why hospitals push for a caesarian, there is actually less risk of lawsuit involved.
 
2014-01-23 12:47:36 AM

Monster Island: Maybe because the anus isn't as tight, and therefore is unable to hold gas in as well as before?


Well, we know who didn't RTFA. The woman has no physical barrier between her rectum and her vagina. It's kinda hard to hold in gas when it can bypass the normal valve.

FizixJunkee: Who in 2014 has an episiotomy?  I thought episiotomies went the way of blood-letting...


You must not be American?

/AFAIK it's still pretty routine during vaginal births that take place in hospitals
 
2014-01-23 12:55:34 AM
I think the journalist should win a prize for how many times they wrote the words 'vagina' and 'anus' in one article and still had it mostly make sense.
 
2014-01-23 12:57:53 AM

FizixJunkee: Who in 2014 has an episiotomy?  I thought episiotomies went the way of blood-letting...


I thought it was a book in the Bible.
 
2014-01-23 01:06:35 AM
Flatulating while singing opera makes me wonder how one could tell the difference?
 
2014-01-23 01:12:36 AM

Notabunny: fta 'At no time during the labor and delivery process was [she] informed about the possible need for or the risks and benefits of an episiotomy,'

A) 'During the delivery process' is not the right time to expect women to make well-reasoned decisions.

B) Have you never heard of the 'Throw in an extra stitch for Daddy' rule?


It is something that should have been discussed BEFORE the delivery date. Any competent ob-gyn or nurse
midwife  will go over all possible scenarios with the patient ahead of time so that the patient knows what could
happenand the practitioner knows what the patient's preferences are in the event that something goes wrong.


And regardless of the medical necessity of the procedure (or lack thereof), they botched the procedure. Even
if she had indicated ahead of time, "Yes...if there is a problem, I consent to an episiotomy", they still botched it.

This is not only malpractice, it is doubleplus malpractice.
 
2014-01-23 01:14:35 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-23 01:18:50 AM
Can't she manipulate her cheeks to harmonize a baritone or bass tenor? I don't see a problem here.
 
2014-01-23 01:21:52 AM
She can do Salieri now. Hopefully not obscure
 
2014-01-23 01:22:18 AM

oldfarthenry: [static.guim.co.uk image 460x276]
ASSHOLE-A-MEEEE-OOO!
*FRAAAAP-P-P-P*
Gawd-dammit!


Sweet Jesus, I can't stop laughing at this.

I'm 12.
 
2014-01-23 01:23:18 AM
This will change her career entirely.  Now she can only perform Butthoven, Poocini. and Rimsky-Korsakov.
 
2014-01-23 01:23:34 AM

digitalrain: Notabunny: fta 'At no time during the labor and delivery process was [she] informed about the possible need for or the risks and benefits of an episiotomy,'

A) 'During the delivery process' is not the right time to expect women to make well-reasoned decisions.

B) Have you never heard of the 'Throw in an extra stitch for Daddy' rule?

It is something that should have been discussed BEFORE the delivery date. Any competent ob-gyn or nurse
midwife  will go over all possible scenarios with the patient ahead of time so that the patient knows what could
happenand the practitioner knows what the patient's preferences are in the event that something goes wrong.

And regardless of the medical necessity of the procedure (or lack thereof), they botched the procedure. Even
if she had indicated ahead of time, "Yes...if there is a problem, I consent to an episiotomy", they still botched it.

This is not only malpractice, it is doubleplus malpractice.


So... no extra stitch for Daddy? That is so unfair. I mean, who did all the work in bed?
 
2014-01-23 01:24:04 AM

Peki: Monster Island: Maybe because the anus isn't as tight, and therefore is unable to hold gas in as well as before?

Well, we know who didn't RTFA. The woman has no physical barrier between her rectum and her vagina. It's kinda hard to hold in gas when it can bypass the normal valve.

FizixJunkee: Who in 2014 has an episiotomy?  I thought episiotomies went the way of blood-letting...

You must not be American?

/AFAIK it's still pretty routine during vaginal births that take place in hospitals


I never had one -- I had all of my children at university hospitals, which you'd think would be more intervention-happy, but that was one glorious childbirth moment that I missed. So it must vary. That being said, she could have signed a illuminated document saying "I consent to an episiotomy" in letters four feet high and she would STILL deserve compensation, because they botched it royally and have severely affected her and her family's lives. Getting any job that involves interacting with people routinely would have to be extremely difficult under the circumstances.

I also have no idea what this means:

A colorectal surgeon at Vanderbilt University Medical Center later told Herbst that she would need reconstructive surgery to repair the damage, but that it 'would likely not eliminate the lack of control of flatus and [she] may require additional surgeries in the future'.
She was also told that once the repair was performed, she will have to undergo a C-section in any future pregnancies.
When she told medical staff that C-sections could risk her singing career, they encouraged her not to undergo the procedure until she had finished having children, the suit says.


How does a c-section risk a singing career? Does it affect the voice or the vocal cords somehow? I'm curious about this now.
 
2014-01-23 01:24:07 AM
Peki:

Well, we know who didn't RTFA.


That's why I said '100% speculation' (the part of my post you left out).

It's not like I was trying to hide the fact that I didn't read the article, but nice catch I guess.
 
2014-01-23 01:24:11 AM

Oldiron_79: She can do Salieri now. Hopefully not obscure


Who?  Never heard of him.
 
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