Family awarded $893,684 in Suit Against Hospital
After filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against Janesville, Illinois's Mercy Health System, Justin and Kara Rutherford accused the hospital and doctors of negligence in the handling of Kara's labor and delivery of their son.
When Jared was delivered, his shoulder got stuck behind his mother's pubic bone after his head was delivered, which prevented his body from easily following the head during delivery. This complication injured the nerve's in the boy's shoulder. As a result of his delivery, Jared has suffered permanent injuries, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, the loss of a normal life, and medical expenses. He now has limited strength and motion in his left shoulder.