Woman dies after being thrown from wheelchair on Southwest Airlines walkway

Nearly a year after after suffering a fall at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport that forced her to use a ventilator, Gaby Assouline died last week. She was 25 years old.

Ms Assouline’s family blames Southwest Airlines for the fall at the airport that they believe caused her death and has sued the airline for damages.

According to their lawsuit, Ms Assouline was traveling down the jet bridge to board a Southwest flight when her electric wheelchair hit a junction that caused her to be thrown from her chair. The resulting fall left Ms Assouline paralysed and in need of the ventilator.

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