Posted: June 26, 2013

An elderly Washington state woman was seriously injured when a shuttle driver pushed her wheelchair out a back door before the wheelchair lift had been opened and set in place. Labeeba Alim fell to the ground and an employee fell on top of her, according to a news report of the case. She suffered bleeding inside her head and part of her skull had to be removed to reduce swelling. Now the 81-year-old woman is bedridden and she was forced to receive nourishment through a feeding tube. Alim’s family sued the shuttle company, Northwest Transport, and won a $1 million settlement in the case. As part of the settlement, the company formally admitted wrongdoing. Read more about personal injury lawsuits.