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Lawsuit: Lake Worth man died from injuries caused by Metro Mobility driver

By Lona O'Connor - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

An 89-year-old man died after being dropped by a driver on a Metro Mobility van, according to a lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.

Jerome Weinwurm, of Lake Worth, was on his way to a dialysis appointment Oct. 16 and was being transferred from his wheelchair to the van by Metro Mobility driver Fernand Theophile when the incident occurred, according to the lawsuit. Two days later, he complained of severe pain in his chest and was hospitalized. X-rays at Wellington Medical Center showed he had two broken ribs. While in the hospital, his heart stopped and he went into a coma, from which he never awoke.

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