(AP) — A lawyer for a man dragged off a United Express flight says he suffered a concussion and broken nose and lost two front teeth.
Attorney Thomas Demetrio said at a news conference Thursday that Dr. David Dao has been discharged from a hospital but will need reconstructive surgery.
Dao was removed from the plane Sunday after he refused to give up his seat on the full flight from Chicago to Louisville.
His daughter says the family was “horrified, shocked and sickened” to learn and see what happened.
Crystal Pepper says seeing her father removed from the Sunday flight was “exacerbated” by the fact it was caught on video and widely distributed.
Dao says the experience was more horrifying than when he left Vietnam during the fall of Saigon.
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz has said he was “ashamed” when he saw the video and that the airline is reviewing its policies. Munoz says law enforcement won’t be involved in removing passengers in the future.
Dao told Demetrio he accepts the airline CEO’s public apology but think it was insincere. Demetrio says he “probably” will file a lawsuit on Dao’s behalf.