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Paratransit Driver Failed to Walk a Dialysis Patient to His Door. It Was a Fatal Mistake.

Tue. Jan 9, 2024  |  General

A jury has ordered a Los Angeles County transit agency to pay $17.5 million to the family of a disabled man who suffered fatal injuries after being dropped off in front of his home following dialysis treatment.

Guillermo Aviles, 61, was injured when he fell to the street shortly after exiting an Access Services van in March 2020. His family sued later that year, blaming the van’s driver for not walking Aviles to his door, and an L.A. County Superior Court jury agreed, awarding the eight-figure payout Tuesday.

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