Family gets $12.5M in malpractice lawsuit
(07/29/03) SOUTH WINDSOR - A jury awarded the Iriondo's of South Windsor $12.5 million Tuesday in a malpractice lawsuit against Hartford Hospital.
Justin Iriondo is paralyzed from the neck down and confined to a wheelchair. His parents and lawyers, and now a jury, said it was because of negligent care he received at Hartford Hospital in 1995.
Justin's parents believe justice has been served, but Hartford Hospital representatives said verdicts like this one are contributing to the country's growing malpractice crisis.